The title says is all: Social conditioning is destroying your life.
The weight of expectations of the world around you is crushing your soul and morphing your empty shell of a life into a vast and barren wasteland, littered with decaying promises of a more hopeful future and 1000 broken dreams.
But not in the way you think it is... Let me explain.
What is social conditioning?
According to Wikipedia, it's the sociological process of training individuals in a society to respond in a manner generally approved by the society in general and peer groups ...
Let's not beat around the bush here: life can suck sometimes.
The best laid plans can go awry and the best of intentions can get derailed by some unforeseen circumstances. And when it does, it hurts.
And it can hurt a lot. The pain, the suffering, the anguish can twist and turn inside your soul and linger far longer than you'd wish on even your worst enemies.
So where does this come from? And how do you make it go away?
Both good questions. Lets start at the start:
According to the Buddha, the cause of suffering is craving and desire.
By desire, ...
In some situations in life, the right thing to do is very clear.
You don't stab someone with a knife because of the colour of the shoes they wear
You don't pour toxic waste into the stream behind your house that the locals down river use as their drinking water
You don't dangle your naked body parts over an open fire
But there are other parts where it's not so clear...
Should you approach that cute girl in the food court whilst she's eating her lunch, even though she looks engrossed in her book?
Should you speak up when your boss says something you know ...
Still struggling to make that first approach?
Can't get guys to return your calls?
Not sure where to take that special someone on the first date?
I have some bad news and some awesome news.
The bad news is that you're not going to find any help on this site. Seriously. And not just because I'm socially useless, there's a better reason: The Good News!
The good news is that ideas that were moulded into what you know as Vedanism today were originally formed whilst building the dating and relationship website The Attraction Institute.
There are over 650 ...
I know what you're thinking and yes, it's true. The American Psychiatric Association has now officially added 'Taking Selfies' to their list of mental disorders.
This often painful and ultimately debilitating first world problem is now in the same leagues as Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Autism.
It actually makes sense when you think about it!
So how do you cure this condition? According to this article, the APA is still yet to come up with a cure, despite the fact that it's sitting right in front of them.
The answer is in the definition of the ...