Contentment and Wisdom. Happiness and Craziness.
Is it better to live like an anonymous healthy and common person until the age of 90 or is it better to have an incredibly prolific life and die at the age of 35 like Mozart? Well, do we really have a choice? Maybe.
There is a tension between, on the one hand, living for oneself and being content, or, on the other hand, living for others and feeling insecure. Jesus sacrificed his life at a relatively young age, is he an example to follow?
The question that is evoked here is: What do we want to give to others? Our time, money, knowledge, work? Or can a deep feeling of contentment and happiness be reached by keeping everything to us and not sharing it with others?
When we reach a certain level of material security and comfort, it is interesting to see that there are two psychological paths possible. Some of us will crave more security and comfort, getting pleasure and happiness from greed. Some others will become more altruistic, getting pleasure and happiness from their own generosity and the wellbeing of others.
Almost all religions and traditional wisdom tell us that greed is bad while generosity is good. Is that true? And if it is the case, how to practice generosity?
Our philosophical project is about finding the wisdom to develop generosity in a powerful and noble way. It is not sure you can become happier if you just go and give away your belongings. But it is for sure possible to become more content if you link your life with the idea of serving others. In order to do so, we have to think out of the box, find new creative ideas, unexplored paths, and maybe even flirt with craziness.
We want to help you increase your wisdom, and diminish your concerns about looking crazy. Higher levels of wisdom can easily look similar to states of craziness. How much are you concerned about such a possibility? Let us explore those paths together!
“While working with Nadim and Carolin, I suddenly realized that my brain is constantly busy with comparing myself to others, using criteria that I’ve never been aware of. The Philosopher and the Psychologist helped me see that those criteria were totally baseless, unconsciously inherited from my childhood. Thank you.”
“Working with you was the best investment I did. Thank you for your time, your listening and your warm laughter.”
“As an owner of a company, I needed to talk with someone who understands the entrepreneur mindset, as well as the pleasures of business and strategy. I couldn’t find a better team. Nadim helped me experience the big business as a game, and Carolin gave me precious tips to increase focus and reduce stress.”
“I’ve always considered myself as a lucky and happy person. But as years went by, I faced big disappointments and realised that there is a kind of chaos in my brain and in my life. Nadim helped me with organising my ideas and Carolin helped me with practical tips on how not to lose the track. They are amazing people. Thank you so much.”
“Carolin and Nadim are incredibly smart, funny, and down-to-earth people. It is very easy to talk with them about anything without a barrier. With their insight and humor, they helped me see much clearer inside my own mind and increase my confidence in the present and the future.”
“I’m thankful I fell on your website and decided to contact you. It’s really very different from conventional counseling, as you really engaged with me as if we’ve always been close friends.”
* Names have been changed to maintain confidentiality.
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Loneliness, Sickness, and Death
As human beings, we are aware of the fact we risk facing painful loneliness, old age, sickness, and death. So what to do with it?
Love, Relationship, and Sex
What is love? Is it the manifestation of our mere biological desires, or is it something we want to sanctify and live with?
The Ailments of Modernity
Our soul is hungry for something modern life took from us and that can explain a lot of our modern anxieties and psychopathologies.
Science and Religion, God and the Universe
the way we imagine the universe, whether we are aware of it or not, would influence our personalities, our decisions, and our life.
Society, the Self, and Others
We live in groups. As far as we love other people, we can also hate them. But if we hate ourselves, we can easily hate others.
Sex, Work, and Money
What’s the meaning of this existence if it is not about work, sex nor money? The existential questions arise.
The Inner Critic. Doubt, Stress, and Fear
Is there a way to deal with our own motivations and our obligations in a way that we can be powerful, confident, and relaxed?
Strategic Thinking, Discipline, and Insight
Are decisions based on rational calculation or on feelings? Developing strategic thinking is the key to confidence and success.
Meaning, Focus, and Motivation
Are you living a fulfilling life? Are you growing according to your potential? Are you missing something important?
Contentment and Wisdom, Happiness and Craziness
Is it better to be a healthy person until the age of 90 or is it better to have an incredibly crazy life and die young?