Thinking about your life is valuable, and makes it more valuable.
There have been roughly three traditional methods, all compatible:
- Sitting in front of the fire in your study on the moors, with your trusty hound resting on your velvet slippers, as a storm rages across the heath, and a howl from the glen pierces the night air while your faithful butler brings in another pot of strong tea.
Now there’s a fourth that’s basically a combination of all three.
Pretty much the entire internet knows Dr. Jordan Peterson, clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, and the centerpiece of numerous controversies with the bloody postmodern neormaxists. If not, here’s how to fix that.
A while ago, he has developed the “Self Authoring Suite”, a series of writing exercises designed to help you sort yourself out, by analysing your past, present, and future.
Here’s a description from the official website:
“The Past Authoring Program helps you remember, articulate and analyze key positive and negative life experiences.
The Present Authoring Program has two modules. The first helps you understand and rectify your personality faults. The second helps you understand and develop your personality virtues.
The Future Authoring Program helps you envision a meaningful, healthy and productive future, three to five years down the road, and to develop a detailed, implementable plan to make that future a reality.
People who spend time writing carefully about themselves become happier, less anxious and depressed and physically healthier. They become more productive, persistent and engaged in life. This is because thinking about where you came from, who you are and where you are going helps you chart a simpler and more rewarding path through life.”
I first became interested in the program because it has aims congruent with Wisdomination, i.e. fixing wetware to improve lives, and doing it has had fairly profound effects. People who finished it call it life-changing, I’m like a third of the way in, but already it’s “woah”.
So, I would link to it anyway, but since they now have an affiliate program, might as well get paid for it.
If you follow this link to check it out, they’ll kick back 10%.
EDIT: The affiliate program has been discontinued.
Thinking about your life makes it more valuable. With ten percent coming my way. While you get 1000%.
‘s fairly good deal.