🎭 Set out to discover how paradox and polarisation can lead towards a deeper and more fulfilling life. 🎭
THE SETBACKS OF MODERNITY..
We are seemingly surrounded by scientific theorists, advice columnists and self-proclaimed lifestyle gurus—all offering formulas for happier living. And yet people today are measurably less happy than they were fifty years ago.
As humans, we evolved to thrive within tribes; those who maintain robust social networks enjoy extended lifespans and fewer health complications. Yet more and more we view ourselves as individuals, rather than co-operators; as consumers rather than participants.
There's virtually an unlimited amount of digital content available nowadays—all personally tailored to us by advanced algorithms. We're rapidly losing touch with reality as a result.
COMBINE CHAOS & CONTROL..
Lifestyle Harmonics shows us how—by leaning into paradox and polarisation—we can reshape our mental landscape and recover the dignity & capacity for heroism which the modern world has largely lost.
It has been established on the basis that we humans have a dichotomous disposition. Once we acknowledge this basic principle—that our lives are a duet between light & dark, savage & noble—we can embrace the contrast rather than suppress it.
Push & Pull
We need to do things that quicken our pulse, that push us beyond the comfort zone; but at the same time blend our wilder, more primal energies with the civilised and controlled: take care of ourselves, strategize for the future, maintain structure and self-discipline.
Discover the unique mindset that underpins Lifestyle Harmonics
Spotlight On Science
Lifestyle Harmonics showcases a broad spectrum of new and exciting research—knowledge set to spark a revolution in how we live our lives.
Good stories move us in ways that cannot easily be explained. That's why these articles mix facts together with metaphors, analogies and allegories—to bring the concepts I write about to life.
As with everything, new knowledge isn't all that counts. It's the skill with which we use and apply that knowledge that matters. Living, after all, is about values; it’s about choosing, doing and experiencing.
Room For Ambiguity
There's no royal road to certainty about how to thrive in our modern world: we need to immerse ourselves in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason.