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August 2020 Blogs

Happiness Series
    In Pursuit of Happiness lucid thoughts

    In Pursuit of Happiness

    (Aug 2020) Everybody wants to be happy. It's a universal desire. But very few people are truly happy. What does it take to be happy? Six renowned philosophers share their thoughts - all are compelling, yet surprisingly, most contradict each other.....more »»

    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Lucid Thoughts

    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

    (Aug 31, 2020) Nietzsche claims that no one would not even know what happiness is until he suffers first. Makes sense. If you had been happy all your life, you wouldn't know that your state of being is happiness. But is this really a necessary process?....more »»

    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) Lucid Thoughts

    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

    (Aug 28, 2020) The subject of love permeates the very fabric of society all throughout history, in songs, poems, art, tragedy and human drama. But philosophers are surprisingly silent about this all-powerful and omnipresent emotion. All perhaps, except Schopenhauer.....more »»

    Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) Lucid Thoughts

    Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

    (Aug 25, 2020) Montaigne is unusual because being part of the social upper class, you would expect him to be the prim and proper example of his office. But he claims happiness can be equated to defecation and farting - a topic taboo in polite society, let alone, a source of happiness.....more »»

    Epicurus Lucid Thoughts

    Epicurus (341–270 BC)

    (Aug 2020) Epicurus was a practical man with grounded and accessible persuasion to attaining happiness - economic self-sufficiency, an examined life and friends.....more »»

    Socrates Lucid Thoughts

    Socrates (470–399 BC)

    (Aug 2020) Socrates, the greatest thinker of all time, died for his beliefs. He advocated that people can be happy if they stand by what they believe in, even if it's not popular. Beliefs should be sound and stand logic and intellectual scrutiny - not popularity, not even if it's pontificated by an authority.....more »»

27 Year Old Farang and the Older Asian Couple
    Public Display of Affection verbatim

    Public Display of Affection

    (Aug 9, 2020) When the last of their friends alighted from the songthaew, the 27-year old farang girl wrapped her arms around her late 50s Asian boyfriend. Overhearing their conversation, apparently they were not on the same page.....more »»

    Dad-Zoned verbatim

    Dad-Zoned

    (Aug 18, 2020) Inside Tien Sieng Vegetarian Foods, a 27-year old farang (white foreigner) girl and her gray-haired Asian partner were cozy. The guy thought he knew what the others were thinking.....more »»

    Intelligent Romantic Break-up lucid

    Intelligent Romantic Break-up

    (Aug 25, 2020) Romantic break-ups are usually characterized by emotional hysteria, bitterness, anguish and regret. But when expectations are managed between two evolved people who understand the law of nature, impermanence and detachment, breaking-up can very well be an educated move, borne out of logic and grounding.....more »»


Surya (sun chakra) yoga chakra

Surya (sun chakra)

(Aug 30, 2020) Surya Chakra absorbs energy from the sun, heats up the body, and clears all energy channels in the stomach for increased digestive metabolism. Intestinal diseases cannot take place when this chakra is activated. The Sankalpa aspect of this chakra manifests your desires....more »»

Movie Review: Late Night (2019) movies

Movie Review: Late Night (2019)

(Aug 20, 2020) This movie parodying the late night talk shows, is poignantly witty, sharp, tight, direct and charming. Emma Thompson was spellbinding as a tired and out-of-touch talk show host who found a new lease on life.....more »»

Movie Review: Inception (2010) movies

Movie Review: Inception (2010)

(Aug 13, 2020) If you think Interstellar movie was mindblowing, watch Inception and it'll mess up your mind. The creators who developed this are nothing short of genius. Imagine being inside your dream. Then imagine yourself inside that dream within a dream. And then go 2 more levels down. At this point, you probably got the picture.....more »»

Manipuraka (Navel Chakra) Chiang Mai, Thailand

Manipuraka (Navel Chakra)

(Aug 5, 2020) Manipuraka Chakra resides at the navel. A person at Manipuraka is strong in body and mind. He is a mover and shaker. He dominates and asserts. He also wonders if this is all that life is all about....more »»

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