Carl Jung declares : "I would rather be whole than good!"
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Carl Jung declares : "I would rather be whole than good!"

What may seem simply provocative at the outset is, on closer examination, a well-considered statement and is in itself the concentrate of Carl Gustav Jung's convictions. But why is this so and what exactly is meant by this statement, which shakes the value framework of our society? Jung (1875 - 1961) is still regarded today as one of the...

Why Musashi taught not to have preferences (quote explanation).
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Why Musashi taught not to have preferences (quote explanation).

Miyamoto Musashi, the sword master and founder of the school "of the two heavens" (jap. 二天一流, Niten Ichiryū), stated in his writings in various places that it is crucial not to have preferences. Only in this way, he said, could one succeed in battle. An example of this is the following quote from the Gorin-No-Sho (The Book of Five Rings):...

Is Ikigai Overrated? Points That No One Talks About
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Is Ikigai Overrated? Points That No One Talks About

The Japanese concept of Ikigai, has been making its way more and more into our western world for some time now. I have noticed, however, that we Westerners have imported this concept too - what would be the right word to describe it correctly - "clumsily". Too unreflective, respectively not holistic enough. And that brings problems with it. If...