Question: How much control does a person have over their life? Answer: Interestingly most people would say that at least to a certain degree they are in control of their lives. After all if we did not feel so we would not be able to exist! There is no conscious Human being that would be … More Happily Giving Up Control
Question: What in life made you the person you are today? Answer: As Rav Yehuda Ashlag explains in his landmark article “The Freedom”, we are comprised of 4 factors: our genetic inheritance, our upbringing, the education we received and finally the influence of the environment we actually exist in. From this we can see that … More Product Of The Environment
Question: What is an awesome thing you’ve done that you think everyone should try at least once? Answer: The most awesome thing I ever encountered was perceiving reality outside of, independent of myself, fully dissolving into the desires, viewpoints of others. There is no greater freedom than to become disconnected from self-awareness, self-concern, viewing the … More Total Freedom
Question: How important is freedom of speech in a healthy society? Answer: Obviously it is extremely important. But free speech doesn’t mean that we just shout, preach like politicians or people in London’s Hyde Park. It also doesn’t mean the popular debating style when opponents try to defeat, humiliate, convince each other, proving their own … More Learning How To Speak Freely
Question: Can guilt be a helpful/healthy emotion? When is guilt most/least helpful in your experience? Answer: First of all we would need to examine what the guilt is for. For example guilt presumes that the person is actually guilty, meaning had a free choice about one’s actions and purposefully, intentionally choose to commit a crime. … More What’s The Use Of Guilt, If We Aren’t Guilty?!
Question: What would the most politically correct person be like? Would they be nice? It seems like PC people aren’t usually the nicest or happiest. Answer: When one is forced into an unnatural, artificial, pretense state all the time, one cannot be “nice”. Moreover in order to keep such an artificial state alive one has … More The Oppressive Dogma Of Political Correctness
Question: Have you ever made a mistake that you still regret until now? Answer: Yes. The greatest mistake I keep repeating is regretting the past, thinking that I had free choice over my actions, decisions. But in truth we had no choice in them, as everything unfolded perfectly, purposefully in order to bring us to … More No Regrets, Just Lessons Learned…