Welcome to Zerebria, a blog written by a polymath with a degree in Psychology, and a huge range of interests that keep growing everyday.
Psychology and self development are the main focus here, mostly a wildcard in the hands of the author, considering that his introvert nature (all about introverts and extroverts here) often leads him to interconnect areas traditionally considered in isolation. For example:
- Humor is not trivial to mental health. Someone described it as ‘a distance that brings closer’. And what better therapy than practicing what one preaches?
- Human being is a social animal. One cannot regard human psyche in solitude. We are interconnected, and the environment, no matter how independent one feels from the rest, affects how we behave and feel, and even what we allow ourselves to think. So a bit of social commentary is necessary. For example, here or here.
- I’m not the first psychologist to notice that Buddhist practice offers a series of no-bullshit tools for personal development and peace of mind; I would not say I’m a Buddhist myself (if I am, I am quite a bad one), but in any case I strongly sympathize and relate to their view of the world, full of generous gems.
- We live in an information society, so, as they advise when you’re going to be raped, why don’t you just relax and enjoy? It is good to try to see the good part of it and foster one’s geek side, to profit all its undeniable possibilities, but also to stay aware of all the artificial mystique and e-assholes.
- Connected with the former, a person not trained in productivity skills is in ‘basic survival mode’, so speaking about productivity is also speaking about mental health, particularly now that new technologies have rocked the boat. Getting Things Done, for that matter, is simply the best tool around, an algorithm that fits any workflow. (The official term ‘productivity’ can be a bit misleading here: the point is not about ‘producing’ stuff, but about being what you are intended to be to the highest degree. On the practical side, that means that you if you don’t have 20 holes in your bucket, you will be able to concentrate better on where you want to take the water)…
- And a long, long, random etc…
So as you see, there is no shortage of matters here. Please feel free to explore the different sections at your ease. I hope you enjoy the journey and find profitable gems that allow you to live a more active, focused and productive life.