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The Care of Self and Unleashing Your Best Joyful Self

Our thoughts, feelings, and experiences intricately shape our identities, and these elements exist in a perpetual state of flux. As a result, fully comprehending ourselves at any given moment proves to be an insurmountable task—a bit like attempting to capture a wave. Instead of trying to capture a static self, we should focus on actively and continuously shaping ourselves through exploration of reality, truth, and other profound aspects of existence. By doing so, we can grow and evolve into the best versions of ourselves.

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The Dao of Freedom: Zhuangzi’s Philosophy of Spontaneity and Flow

Zhuangzi was a Chinese philosopher who lived in the 4th century BCE. His philosophy is often described as Daoist, but it is distinct from other schools of Daoism. The Dao is the ultimate reality, the source of all things. It is often described as being like water, which is fluid, yielding, and yet powerful. The individual is seen as being part of the Dao, and as having the potential to achieve harmony with the Dao.

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Montaigne as a Role Model: Self-Discovery, Authenticity, and the Art of Living

Michel de Montaigne, a prominent French philosopher and essayist of the 16th century, is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance. His groundbreaking work, Essays, revolutionized the genre of the essay and explored a wide range of topics, including human nature, morality, education, and self-reflection. Montaigne’s unique approach to writing—which emphasized personal experience and introspection—continues to captivate readers and inspire philosophical thought.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky: Morality, Existentialism, Human Nature, and Spiritual Redemption

Friedrich Nietzsche once remarked that Dostoevsky was the only psychologist from whom he had something to learn. This is no small praise, coming from one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th century. Dostoevsky’s insights into the human condition are as relevant today as they were when he wrote them. His novels explore the themes of morality, existentialism, human nature, and spiritual redemption in a way that is both thought-provoking and deeply moving.

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