Acceptance
Mar15

Acceptance

Over few months my philosophy about life evolves; I’m constantly discovering new and better ways of doing things. Sometimes this comes in the form of a forehead smack in combo with the words, “Doh!” Other times, I read a book, see a video, or just have a wonderful conversation with a stranger where I gain some new insight into a better way of living. Media & Marketing Creating Needs A few months ago I began...

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Mathematical Universe
Mar09

Mathematical Universe

In a new book The Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, physicist Max Tegmark argues that the universe and reality is in actuality just math. He is not saying that things can be described in a mathematical way, but rather that our very existence is math; that reality around us is just flying numbers. Tegmark’s mathematical universe hypothesis (MUH) is: Our external physical reality is a mathematical...

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Happiness and Gratitude
Feb16

Happiness and Gratitude

It seems to me that much of our lives is devoted to the pursuit of happiness and often the path to happiness varies from culture to culture. As American’s we are exposed to the ‘secrets of happiness’ in the media of television, magazines and the internet. To me, it seems the common formula is money buys happiness. However, there are a number of counterpoint ‘sayings’ which state “money cannot buy...

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Buying Tangibles vs Experiences
Feb08

Buying Tangibles vs Experiences

Childhood Views on Spending: Buying Goods I was raised believing when I spend money, I should spend it on durable goods, something I can have and hold for some extended period of time. I believed, and was mostly taught, this was a frugal and thrifty way to live. As a youth I rarely purchased things like candy bars, food, or anything that was “consumed” in a short period of time. I only spend money on things that I could...

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Simple Living: Having and Doing Less
Jan05

Simple Living: Having and Doing Less

One of the core concepts of 7ism is simple living. I apply simple living to all aspects of my life from my physical possessions to my daily to-do list. It is an all encompassing principle in my life centered around reduction of having or doing too much. Reduction of Physical Belongings Over the past several years I have been reducing the amount of physical belongings I have. In 2010 I owned a four bedroom house completely full of...

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Being Passionate and Avoiding Goal Setting
Dec29

Being Passionate and Avoiding Goal Setting

Until recently I had made goal setting a major function of my life. I would create a system of goals every six months and build my schedule around accomplishing my goals. But, recently I’ve began to see goal setting as unhealthy physically, mentally and emotionally. As such, I’m beginning to rethink the importance of goal setting and building my life around goals (and new year’s resolutions). Why Goals Can Be...

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