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How to become a poet

By John Vespasian, published on Jun 24, 2012

If you wish to become a poet, I can give you some clues, but please take your heart medication before you read this through, since it contains some strong truths.First, you have to realize that nobody cares about what you want to be, so don't go around complaining that you are misunderstood. Artistic sensitivity is fine, but please keep it to yourself, since there is already too much noise in the world.Second, you should just start writing poetry and do not ask anyone for permission. If you do happen to ask someone for permission, you most likely won't even get a response. Again, it's... (more)

Tags: philosophy, psychology, inspiration, motivation, entrepreneurship, self-development

What you can learn from the wave of suicides in Europe

By John Vespasian, published on Jun 14, 2012

At the time of this writing, newspapers are reporting a wave of suicides in Europe. The Irish Times published on 14 April 2012 a detailed account of how the economic crisis is pushing many businessmen to take their own lives. Even the New York Times devoted a long article that week to the problem and presented the testimony of family members of several men who had recently killed themselves.The death of Giovanni Schiavone, an entrepreneur who committed suicide in Padua at the end of 2011, constitutes the archetype of those who have seen no other option than putting an end to their... (more)

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Creativity: Why I am optimistic about the world economy

By John Vespasian, published on Dec 7, 2011

At the time of this writing, newspaper headlines are all tremendously negative. However, if you look beyond the obvious, you will be able to see the seeds of the accelerated economic growth that will take place in the next years.

Indeed, in some areas of the world, the economy is stagnating, inflation is rising and unemployment remains high. As a result, millions of people are seeing their lives disrupted. Those who have recently lost their jobs may have the feeling that finding a new position is going to take extensive efforts and a very long time.

The stock markets are showing... (more)

Tags: economy, philosophy, psychology, entrepreneurship, personal development

Hippocrates' simple principles for a solid health

By John Vespasian, published on Jul 28, 2010

Medicine and other sciences have advanced immensely since Antiquity. Unfortunately, many of their fundamental principles have barely spread beyond the circle of professionals and specialists. Even in the 21st century, important segments of the population still know less about their own health than about sports or entertainment celebrities.Hippocrates (460-370 BC), the most famous physician of Ancient Greece, already identified basic rules for protecting our health. However, although many generations have passed, his major discovery, the idea that sickness rarely happens by chance, is still... (more)

Tags: health, nutrition, philosophy, psychology, inspiration, motivation, entrepreneurship, self-development

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