Understanding Human Nature

About a week ago, I was watching some random YouTube video and a recommended video came up about Robert Greene’s new book, “The Laws of Human Nature”.

I was so stoked on this as Robert Greene is one of my favorite authors. I just thought it was strange because the video I was watching was completely irrelevant. It was a video about a gym challenge on pull ups, squats, deadlifts and bench press, where 3 guys had to do 100 of each in a certain amount of time. You can watch it here if that piques your interest.

Anyways, Robert Greene’s video popped up, which was an interview from another favorite author of mine, Ryan Holiday, who was actually Robert Greene’s apprentice at one point. I thought that was very cool and I feel that this random video was a hint from the Universe to check out the video and if that piques your interest, you can watch that interview here. And no I’m not sponsored or earn anything from the links I share, I just thought I would share what I’ve watched. That’s all.

Robert Greene’s new book is really thick and I think it may become his magnum opus. From what I’ve read so far, this book is definitely connected to his other book, “The 48 Laws of Power”.

I don’t really like to give out too much information about books or movies as everyone’s taste and experiences are different.  Plus I feel it’s a great idea to actually go out and watch the movies and read the books on your own. All I will say is that this book is great for those who love to people watch and want to try to understand why humans do the things they do.

And anyone who is interested in understanding “The Laws of Human Nature” without thinking it’s negative but rather educational and can see all the positives in it is definitely someone I resonate with. If you’ve read this book already, please let me know what you think. Cheers!







What Makes A Great Teacher?

To me, a great teacher is one who loves to learn but doesn’t primarily focus on trying to teach. The teaching just comes naturally.

I feel this way because from all of the teachers, whether grade school teachers, professors, instructors, etc. that I’ve had, the ones I learned from the most, were the ones who were always open to learning from their students while they expressed everything that they’ve already learned or experienced.

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Choosing Your Battles

I’ve lost many petty battles in my life and I won’t lie, it was because I was pretty ignorant, so “choosing my battles wisely” wasn’t something I knew how to do, whatsoever.

I’ve always considered myself to have more of the type A personality trait, especially when it came to competition and patience. I’ve always thought of myself as competitive, adrenaline driven and I really hated to lose or wait for anything. I was a sore loser at most things because I always wanted to win and I always wanted the attention.

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“Likes” Are A Dime A Dozen

Views on the other hand, are golden.

I just wanted to throw this out there because Kat from Kat’s Observations brought this little nugget of wisdom to my attention in a comment. So thank you Kat!

If there’s anything on my blog that means a lot to me, besides the content I write and my fellow bloggers, it’s the impact my posts have. Getting “likes” really is a dime a dozen to me. I would feel empty if I had 100 likes on a post but 0 views, whereas, I would feel ecstatic about having 100 views but 0 likes.

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The 48 Laws of Power: A Book That Should Be Made Into A Series On Netflix

I’ve written about this book before as it’s a very informative book on machiavellianism and because I absolutely love it! It’s very informative, very interesting and each chapter is like opening up a new book. Robert Greene is a genius, who has a very kind spirit that knows what’s up in life and, of course, is one of my favorite authors.

I posted about this book again because I really think Netflix should make this into a series and also I would like to read opinions from people who’ve read this book.

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What Is Your Preferred Learning Style?

Do you prefer to learn in terms of formal education or self education?

Up until I graduated from San Diego Mesa College, a community college, I preferred to learn in terms of formal education. If I had known then what I know now, I would’ve stopped there, but I didn’t.

I attended a university to pursue my bachelor’s degree in philosophy so I could go to law school because at the time, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. I was told that if I wanted to be a really awesome lawyer, I needed to major in philosophy. Why? Because philosophy focuses on analytical thinking and logic.

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