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    Am I a One Dimensional Person

    A Journey in Self-Reflection My Dictionary tells me that to be one-dimensional means that I am without depth and am shallow.   Here is another definition I found on Quora: “To be one dimensional you would dismiss any and all beliefs that do not fit into your tiny box” (Jess How July 2018). These definitions reflect the views of famous social and critical theorist Herbert Marcuse whose famous book ‘One dimensional Man’ proposed the theory that: ‘The function of one-dimensional thinking is to produce a one-dimensional society by whittling down critical, two-dimensional consciousness’ (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). I know I’m getting a bit deep here and this post is not…

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    Can reading a blog tell you how to change your life?

    And does it really help? If I had a pound for every title or tagline that absolutely swears this thing or that will change my life, I wouldn’t need to do anything for money in my life ever again. I could change, transform and make everything better overnight. It has become a sort of epidemic in writing. You are promised every sort of panacea to whatever you think is wrong with your life. Surely if it was as easy as these articles, blogs, you tubers, podcasters claim, we would all have done it by now and we wouldn’t need them. We would all have transformed ourselves wondrously from whatever we…

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    Living the very best life you can

    What we can learn from the Stoics I read an article two or three days ago about how Stoicism can help you be the person you want to be. I took quite a lot from it and considered how I could apply it to my own life Under the heading ‘View from above’ the writer suggests re-evaluating ones life; perhaps in the evening, you review your day and how you feel about things that may have taken place. He writes: ‘How many times have you had a conversation or an interaction with someone and thought afterward “oh man, I should have said that”, or “I wish I hadn’t done that”?‘…