Dec 06

Happy Anniversary Happy Philosopher

  Well the blog is 1 year old today. Happy…blogiversary? This year sure went by quickly. It doesn’t really feel like it’s been a year, but here we are. I didn’t know quite what to expect from blogging to be honest. I  didn’t have a grand plan. I mainly wanted to get my thoughts out …

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Dec 01

Burnout is Not Bullshit

Recently I’ve been stumbling across more and more articles about physician burnout. It is a trendy term to use these days and I think a pretty darn good one. It was first used in the field of psychology in 1974 by Herbert Freudenberger, and the meaning has evolved over time.  Social psychologists Christina Maslach and …

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Nov 19

Happy Philosopher’s Weekend Reading: Volume 6

  It’s been a while since I’ve published Weekend Reading so I thought I would give you a few articles to ponder. I don’t write directly about politics much, but of course life philosophy often translates to political philosophy and I’m sure some of my political ideas come out in my writing. Many people were …

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Nov 14

The power of Incremental Change

Incremental change is a powerful force in the universe, but we tend to underestimate it because it is difficult to see. Tiny changes occur and we immediately start adjusting to them, as if the world always existed in that state. We tend to crave stability, but change is inevitable. It defines life. We constantly use …

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Oct 26

How Understanding the Marginal Utility of Money Will Make you Happier

  Money is a very interesting thing, and not as simple as it seems at first glance. I really didn’t understand it’s complexity until recently. We go to work and in return we receive money as payment.  We spend this money on stuff. This is as sophisticated as most people get. I thought of myself …

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Oct 22

Happy Philosopher’s Weekend Reading: Volume 5

The internet is a vast place of almost endless information, and as I mentioned in an earlier post I hypothesize that efficient filtering will be one of the most important changes we will implement to get manageable amounts information we actually want to consume. Well, until AI is up to the challenge it is our …

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Oct 18

Lessons From World Domination Summit 2016

Earlier this summer I attended the World Domination Summit (WDS), an annual event in Portland, Oregon with a few thousand attendees. It is a week-long collection of meetings, events, speakers and parties with the core principals of community, adventure and service. Now if that sounds kind of vague and nonspecific I’m with you; actually I …

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Oct 07

Happy Philosopher’s Weekend Reading: Volume 4

You would think getting a short post out every weekend would be a relatively simple thing to do, but you may have noticed this is the second straight weekend edition with a two week gap. I would like to say that I will do better in the future and be more systematic, but I wont …

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Oct 05

A Reflection on the Certainty of Death

  On some subconscious level, nearly everything we think and do is a distraction from the fact we are going to die. We intuitively know this at some point. Like the iPhone, we do not, and are not meant to, last forever. From the moment we exist we begin the process of dying, continuously moving …

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Sep 27

A Physicians Guide to Working Part Time

Several months ago I stumbled upon a personal finance blog geared towards physicians and financial independence, two topics that are very relevant to my life. A series of posts there detail the financial lives of four fictional doctors and how their various financial decisions result in radical differences in retirement savings and age at which …

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