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Mark Manson Audio Articles
13 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
The Virtue of Delayed Gratification
Nearly every culture around the world encourages sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. So why is delayed gratification so hard?
22 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Why I'm Not a Stoic
There's a lot to like about stoicism, but it falls short in some key areas for me. Here's my take on it and the other influences on my personal philosophy.
21 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The Surprising Science of Goal Setting (And Why You’re Probably Doing It Wrong)
Setting goals points us in the right direction and helps us clarify our values. But hanging on to goals when they no longer serve us is a recipe for misery.
30 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Social Media Isn't the Problem... We Are
Social media is the latest scapegoat to be blamed for all our social ills. Not only are these claims overblown, they're just wrong.
26 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
1,273 People Share Their Best Life Lessons from 2020
Even if 2020 was one long dumpster fire of a year, we sure learned a lot about ourselves. Here's what nearly 1300 people had to say about it.
13 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
The Fear Of The Unknown
Most people can't just sit with uncertainty, with not knowing what will happen. And this fear of the unknown makes us do some strange things.
9 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
The Dunning-Kruger Effect: The Paradox of Our Own Ignorance
The Dunning-Kruger effect stems from the ignorance of our own ignorance. But how do you fix something if you don't even know it's broken?
19 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
5 Boring Ways More Creative
Creative people are anything but boring, but the creative process itself involves a lot of mundane work and boring consistency.
9 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
How To Get Better
Therapy, journaling, and meditation have all been shown to improve mental health. When you look a little closer, they all share one thing in common.
16 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
How to Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs
Our beliefs can put healthy boundaries on questionable behavior. But limiting beliefs hold us back from what we want in life.
12 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
5 Common Beliefs that Can Subtly Screw You Over
Some of the beliefs we hold seem so self-evident that they couldn't possibly be wrong. But if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that the beliefs that serve us in some ways can hurt us in others.
19 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
The Law of Unintended Consequences
Sometimes the solution to a problem is worse than the problem itself. It's the Law of Unintended Consequences—and it's more common than you think.
17 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
8 Logical Fallacies that Mess Us All Up
Logical fallacies are incredibly common in our everyday lives. Here are some of the worst ones we all fall prey to.
19 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
The Cognitive Biases that Make Us All Terrible People
We're all victims of our own biases. Some of them just make us more awful human beings than others.
35 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
Why We All Need Philosophy
Philosophy can help us live more meaningful live sand build better societies. We just need a framework of philosophy that fits our modern-day problems.
13 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
5 Steps to Becoming Insanely, Spectacularly, Wildly Successful… or Whatever
Achieving success in life has a lot more to do with how you define being successful than it does with doing what others tell you to do.
23 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
3 Reasons Why You Make Terrible Decisions (And How to Stop)
Decisions in life come down to trade-offs. And it just so happens we're really bad at evaluating trade-offs.
25 minutes | May 24, 2020
5 Ways to Build Resilience and Conquer Adversity
Resilience is the ability to positively adapt to negative events in your life. It doesn't mean feeling good all the time—it means you're okay with feeling bad sometimes.
20 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Coronavirus: Surviving the Oncoming Mental Health Crisis
Social isolation, lack of exercise, and financial uncertainty will almost certainly lead to deteriorating mental health around the world. But you can take steps today to soften the blow.
18 minutes | Feb 22, 2020
How to Forgive but Not Forget
Like a muscle, forgiveness needs to be exercised consistently over a period of time. And just as our physical muscles keep our bodies healthy and strong, learning how to forgive can keep our emotional lives healthy and strong.
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