Author Archives: Jason Youngman

About Jason Youngman

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night's sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.

Creative Writing Tips #3

“Withdraw into yourself and look, if you do not yet therein discover beauty, do as the artist, who cuts off, polishes and purifies, until he has adorned his statue with all the marks of beauty.” – Plotinus (Click on the … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #2

My objective for today’s podcast is to get your creative juices flowing. That is to introduce you to a way to turn an ordinary experience into an engaging one, by using creativity to shake up the mix and transform it … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #1

“One is distracted by this notion that there is such a thing as inspiration, that it comes fast and easy. And some people are graced by that style. I’m not. So I have to work as hard as any stiff, … Continue reading

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What makes friendship good?

“Those who wish for good things for their friends for their own sake are friends most of all, since they are that way for themselves and not incidentally; so the friendship of these people lasts as long as they are … Continue reading

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The Remover of Obstacles

“Patience is said to be the root and safeguard of all the virtues, not as though it caused and preserved them directly, but merely because it removes their obstacles.” – Aquinas One of my most meaningful objectives in life is … Continue reading

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Dealing with Reactivity

For the scope of this article let’s define ‘reactivity’ in part as a failure to rationally respond to a situation; instead, the subject instinctively reacts or behaves inadequately. Regardless of his better judgement he is compelled to act in accordance … Continue reading

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Purpose – Mission – Vision

Let’s make a quick pit stop to fuel up the tank, tune the engine and seek feedback! As we move through the day it’s helpful to pause and reflect along the way. If not we may run the risk of … Continue reading

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Cognitive Bias – Weeds of Distortion

Your neighbour is growing veggies in her back garden. She takes great pains to make sure they have the ideal conditions to flourish. For example she may water them daily, use the best soil for the job, and build an … Continue reading

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Logic – Laws of Comprehension

Logic is a vital component to the way we reason, solve problems and attain end goals. Little of our perception of reality would make sense if it were not for our capacity to be logical. To put content together into … Continue reading

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Clarifying Thought

You find yourself in an old library at night with only a candle to keep the place lit. Any sudden movement will cause the flame to flicker, dimming the overall intensity of light, and making the books difficult to read. … Continue reading

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