Never compete with living writers. You don’t know whether they’re good or not. Compete with the dead ones you know are good. Then when you can pass them up you know you’re going good. You should have read all the good stuff so that you know what has been done, because if you have a story like one somebody else has written, yours isn’t any good unless you can write a better one.

-Ernest Hemingway

Quick Review: Dream Psychology, Sigmund Freud

Dream PsychologyDream Psychology by Sigmund Freud

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It certainly is an eye-opener. Considering the amount of time I trundled to finish the book, I can say it is not for those who are in search for a light-read psychology book. I only endeavored to finish this because of my inability to endure people who can only quote Sigmund Freud without bothering to read his works. It always pays to go back to the original context whence his famous sexual symbols originated.

Albeit I can’t consider myself a psychologist, a Freud expert, and a dream interpreter, at least, for now, I can pay more attention to my dreams and try to discover my repressed wishes through them.

There is still too much to learn from him and ‘things are always lost in translation’ so, perhaps, after finishing a couple of Jung’s and Rand’s works, I might go back to reading his other books.

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July Articles

Time flies so fast and Bergson and Einstein just gave me a headache this July.

The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

Frequently do I encounter articles that make me feel satisfied and whole in just thinking about concepts.

The Massive Volcano that Scientists Can’t Find

I didn’t even know anything about this volcano.

The Many Upsides of a Happy Workforce

Time and time again do we say we need a happier environment. Happiness on the other hand is one subjective indicator of productivity. Albeit I understand the importance of companies making sure their employees are happy, as an employee myself, I can find small things that can uplift my spirit in a busy day that has nothing to do with the company.

Fiery Heaven, Bastard Earth: The Cosmology of “Game of Thrones

It is refreshing to read articles that interpret and analyze books beyond “What I like about the books” theme. Albeit definitely worthwhile, I have to admit that the last two paragraphs didn’t go well with me. I’d rather enjoy reading the books and their archetypes without having to bring in the real world into it.

Diseases of the Will: Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal on the Six Psychological Flaws That Keep the Talented from Achieving Greatness

Before even reading this article, I already figured out that I had one or two of the diseases. I have to confess that after reading it, I think I have about four. Humor aside, this is a timely article for me given that I am in the middle of writing an article regarding my career and my job.

Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, the Art of Revision, and His Reading List of Essential Books for Aspiring Writers

“if you have a story like one somebody else has written, yours isn’t any good unless you can write a better one,” he said so need I say more?

How moments of boredom help us achieve more

If I could be perfectly honest, I’d say one reason I got my novel published was because I was bored. I had needed a challenging environment and NaNoWriMo gave it to me.