On Leo Tolstoy // Isaiah Berlin

“Direct vision always tends to be disturbing. Tolstoy used this gift to the full to destroy both his own peace and that of his readers. It was this habit of asking exaggeratedly simple but fundamental questions, to which he did not himself….possess any answers, that gave him the reputation of being a ‘nihilist’. Yet he… Read More »

The meaning of Life // Viktor Frankl

“We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life — daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and mediation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right… Read More »

“We can create our own potential.” // Anders Ericsson

“….we now understand that there’s no such thing as a predefined ability. The brain is adaptable, and training can create skills….that did not exist before. This is a game changer, because learning now becomes a way of creating abilities rather than of bringing people to the point where they can take advantage of their innate… Read More »