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Why You Will Fail To Have a Great Career

In this very funny, very enlightening satirical speech, Larry Smith throws every excuse you have ever cited as a reason for not pursuing a great career. Maybe we don’t have the resources, or perhaps we claim our personal relationships have gotten in the way, or we may even convince ourselves that the career we currently […]

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Inventorying the Invisible

John Lloyd’s brilliant comedic sense coupled with refreshing humility makes for an enlightening account of our massive ignorance. In this talk, John dazzles the viewer by shedding light on just how little we know through the use of the most fundamental aspects of our world.

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The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life

Build The Fire was created to provide anyone who is looking to push themselves the tools and guidance to do so. Sometimes, during the plateaus of any activity, the motivation to keep going and maintaining a regular schedule becomes arduous. A really helpful way to spark motivation is to “gamify”. What I mean by that […]

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“I” and the ego

Many different philosophies ponder the experience of “self” vs. “other”. Here, Alan Watts tries to explain that we are not the ego. For true enlightenment, we must separate ourselves from the ego, and unify ourselves with others. In this way, acting in the best interest of others can result in the best interest for ourselves.

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Alan Watts Discusses Nothingness

In this stimulating talk, Alan Watts discusses the nature of nothing. Nothingness is a concept contemplated by many philosophers. Here, Watts clearly explains the concept and why it should be meditated on by everyone. Although it’s quite frightening to think about at first, after some time, it can become comforting. Take a few minutes and […]

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