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I don’t consider myself an intellectual, but do work at the task of thinking. Maybe there’s something in this article to apply to the latter.

Napoleon Hill wrote, “You will never be greater than the thoughts that dominate your mind.” Many writers focus on one’s thoughts. They know the importance of mental attitude. The Bible agrees with this emphasis. However, the objectives and goals of the thoughts of the mind vary in the works of human writers. They usually seek material and temporary success. The Bible’s interest in the mind lies in becoming like Christ, in knowing God, and in reaching eternal life. See Colossians 3.1-4, for example. Such heavenly objectives open a chasm between human works and spiritual efforts.

“Experiences result in greater mindfulness. In 2010, Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert published an important study in Science magazine. Their research concluded that ‘a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.’ And the greater a person’s ability to ‘stay present’ in a given moment, the greater happiness they experience during and after. Experiences provide greater opportunity in this regard.” —Josh Becker

Why Experiences Are Better Than Things

The mind wields frightful power:
The path of thoughts determines
A person’s course and health
And eternal destiny.

Burstow argumenta que “se 99% das pessoas no mundo não são consideradas ‘normais’, isso favorece a psiquiatria, porque isso dá a ela uma enorme clientela”.

Source: O conceito de doença mental é um mito, diz autora de estudo antipsiquiatria no Canadá – BBC Brasil

Psychiatry doesn’t consider 99% of people normal. So this gives them a huge clientele. Burstow questions “mental illness,” goes for anti-psychiatry. I’m with her.

Anti-psychiatry. Finally. Removing the medical model from treatment of mental problems. Sorry to tell you, but you're normal. O conceito de doença mental é um mito, diz autora de estudo antipsiquiatria no Canadá – BBC Brasil http://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-40104287


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