Year

2020
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”Aristotle About Shannon: Instagram: @shannonbeer_ Website: www.shannonlbeer.com After completing her law degree Shannon decided to switch paths to become a nutrition professional and explore more of the world. Spending the past two and a half years (and counting) living out of a suitcase, Shannon has explored Vietnam, Thailand, Bali, Read more
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”Aldous Huxley About Billie: Billie is one of the wonderful people — I thoroughly enjoy her. While it would be incorrect to say she is everything I am not, it wouldn’t be a bad first approximation and Read more
“It is never too late to give up your prejudices”Henry David Thoreau This is the second instalment of “In Donversation.” The first can be found here.These conversations — like all conversations — are based around the idea of bringing multiple perspectives to a central theme or topic. The goal with these conversations, however, is to Read more
“Wild animals, lacking imagination, almost never do disastrously stupid things out of false perceptions of the world about them. But humans create artificial disasters for themselves when their ideology makes them unable to perceive where their own self-interest lies.” E. T. Jaynes The Eternally Divided World The world is currently divided. Though it always has Read more
“The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”Chuck Palahniuk Welcome. Today I want to introduce a new style of article that I will be posting here on ThereforeThink — I’m calling it a “Donversation.” It’s a lot like a normal conversation, Read more
“If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”George Bernard Shaw Ideas are important. The Read more
“I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.”Kurt Vonnegut Reading is important. Writing is too. I have previously Read more
“What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn’t make it worse. Not being open about it doesn’t make it go away. And because it’s true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn’t there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring Read more
“Well, pray if you like, only you’d do better to use your judgment” Leo Tolstoy (War & Peace) Today I am going to do a quick rundown on rationality. The following is a slightly altered and expanded version of something I posted on my Instagram story a few months ago, so I apologise to those Read more
“All I have learned, I learned from books” Abraham Lincoln Books, and reading in general, are a big part of my life.So while this article is aimed at helping you understand why and how to read more, I will first give you an understanding of where I am coming from, which should frame the following Read more
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