A More Fluid Look at Life and Going Beyond Maslow’s Hierarchy

I tend to be the kind of person who seeks to understand why things work, particularly when I am interacting with a subject or discipline in a creative capacity. An example of this is seen in my User Experience Design work. I know the programming languages beneath modern front-end interfaces and thus am able toContinue reading “A More Fluid Look at Life and Going Beyond Maslow’s Hierarchy”

Self-Actualizing vs. Self-Actualization

If you’re one of my subscribers, you’ll either be happy or annoyed that I’ve published a second post today. Hopefully, you’ll be enriched regardless. Unfortunately, the reason I have the time to write again tonight is because I’m currently sick :/, but the positive thing is that I’ve taken a night off from working toContinue reading “Self-Actualizing vs. Self-Actualization”

Happiness, YOLO Culture, and The Chinese Bamboo Tree

edit 11/16/15: I think if you look at the infographic on Sonnet 9 here, you will see right through the fallacy of YOLO, simply in the actual regrets of the dying. For World Happiness Day, I have this to remind you: “How you spend your days is how you spend your life”. Meaning, that whileContinue reading “Happiness, YOLO Culture, and The Chinese Bamboo Tree”

An Essay on Love

For over three decades, George Vaillant directed a study out of Harvard, one of the longest running longitudinal studies about human development and happiness ever. Recently, in summarizing the trends and findings from the study, he had this to say in conclusion: “The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study pointsContinue reading “An Essay on Love”