How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)

Humans are interesting creatures.

Despite our ability to think “rationally,” our underlying emotions and physiological needs take priority over our higher cognitive processes. Still, our brains have incredible potential to understand the world within the abilities of the less evolved structures of our brain and our sensory function.

I mention our “less evolved” brain structures because we still have to contend with our physiological needs, our emotions, and the aspects of our ego that prioritize keeping us alive before they help us understand reality. I mention sensory function because one should keep in mind that there’s many wavelengths of light we can’t see, frequencies of sound we can’t hear, and scents we cannot smell.

But even with these limitations in mind, our potential to maximize our understanding of the world is excellent. Continue reading “How To Unleash Your True Intellectual Potential (And The Psychology of Belief)”

Control Your Emotions – Fear and Rage

“What we feel is a choice.”

-Piyush Shrivastav

Control your emotions.

We hear this phrase tossed around a lot, but rarely do we sit down and ponder its full implications.

What does it mean to control our emotions?

Should men simply wear a poker face at all times?

The answer surprisingly is absolutely not.  Humans are naturally emotive creatures.  It’s a tool to help us process the world around us and to properly respond.  Someone who tells you to control your emotions might mean well, but probably has a limited understanding of the subject. Continue reading “Control Your Emotions – Fear and Rage”