Stories and Reflections

Stories and Reflections are wonderful exercises for gaining knowledge and wisdom. Here, you can find out about the various suggestions from some of the most beautiful and inspiring cultures.

Common Sense Isn’t So Common

Descartes pointed out that common sense was the best-distributed quality in the world. That there was no person who didn’t have this gift of sensibleness. The famous mathematician and philosopher already understood that this dimension went beyond our idiosyncrasies. Also,…

The Math Teacher Metaphor

There are many cases where your thoughts work more against you than for you. The problem isn’t so much what the thoughts are about, as is the way you come about them. They’re often cognitive errors that stem from poor…

Bokuden: A Beautiful Story

This beautiful story is about Tsukahara Bokuden, a legendary sword fighter from 16th century Japan. He practiced martial arts and was renowned for his talent. However, he was best known for his wisdom. The story goes that Bokuden had three…

Umberto Eco: Novelist and Philosopher

Umberto Eco was an Italian novelist, philosopher, literary critic, semiotician, and college professor. Eco’s known for his 1980 novel, Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose). It’s a historical mystery novel that combines fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies, and…