Carl Jung on the Archetypes from the Book Psychological Reflections

These are quotes by Carl Jung on the Archetypes of the collective unconscious. Read from the book Psychological Reflections which is an anthology of his writings from 1905 to 1961. (more…)

"You," he said, "are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain." - Emilie Autumn

“You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.” – Emilie Autumn

The falsehood in the world can sometimes get you down but if you’re feeling that way it’s probably because you are a genuine person.  (more…)

How To Be A Good Friend Part 2 (Inconsistency, Disrespect & Mind Games)

This is part 2 of How to be a good friend, and in this video, I talk about friendship issues surrounding inconsistency in behavior, being disrespectful, and playing mind games.  (more…)

Don't look for society to give you permission to be yourself. -Steve Maraboli

Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself. – Jared Chan

When you understand that society is a rigid construct of hierarchical dominance borne out of a necessity for stability and the expression of aggression, you’ll understand that no one is going to give you permission to do anything, unless it’s to submit to their will and work for them, essentially becoming them.  (more…)

Mistakes are inevitable but failure is only inevitable if you give up. – Jared Chan

Mistakes are inevitable but failure is only inevitable if you give up. – Jared Chan

Have you ever heard of the concept that someone will die trying? The reality is that we all will die trying at some point in time and it’s at that moment that we are cut off from pursuing our hopes, ambitions, and dreams.  (more…)

Internal Happiness vs Material Success

Are you optimizing your life for internal happiness or material success? Of course, these things are not mutually exclusive but there does seem to be plenty of hard working people reporting a lack of internal happiness.  (more…)

The Truth About Following Your Dreams

The truth is that most people give up on their dreams. They’ve lost motivation, they don’t believe in their own personal development or self-improvement, and that’s because personal growth is hard work and life is already hard for most people.  (more…)