Less Foolish

Less Foolish is a Substack that explores self-improvement, philosophical reflection, and personal growth. It delves into the importance of critical thinking, mental liberation, and the cultivation of meaningful relationships. The newsletter offers insights on navigating societal norms, finding personal integrity, and embracing challenges for spiritual development.

Self-Improvement Philosophical Reflection Personal Growth Critical Thinking Mental Liberation Relationship Cultivation Societal Norms Personal Integrity Spiritual Development

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628 implied HN points • 18 Jun 23
  1. Pay attention to who truly matters in your life and prioritize them over others.
  2. Success in different domains requires different levels of effort and vision, especially when it comes to family.
  3. Achieving success without prioritizing wholeness and strong family relationships can lead to suffering for those you care about.
432 implied HN points • 05 Jun 23
  1. Running can help shift your mindset from overthinking to getting things done efficiently.
  2. Being truthful in your self-reflection and writing helps cut through illusions and connect with your inner spirit.
  3. Engaging in communal practices like Collective Journalling and Collective Inquiry can lead to beautiful insights and connections with others.
432 implied HN points • 01 Jun 23
  1. Avoid using unnecessary jargon to make your writing more accessible and understandable.
  2. Being playful with words can help reveal underlying emotions and encourage independent thinking.
  3. Strive to write in a way that anyone, even your mom, can easily understand and engage with your content.
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393 implied HN points • 08 Jun 23
  1. Learn to say no confidently and unapologetically.
  2. Prioritize your time and energy by being selective with your commitments.
  3. Embrace the power of setting boundaries to focus on what truly matters.
393 implied HN points • 06 Jun 23
  1. The philosophy section of a bookstore used to have exciting, thought-provoking books that challenged readers.
  2. Recently, there has been a shift in the type of books found in the philosophy section, with more focus on wellness and easy reads.
  3. The author reflects on the change, expressing nostalgia for when philosophy felt like an adventure and was a source of deep, transformative insight.
353 implied HN points • 27 Jun 23
  1. Suffering can lead to spiritual development through soul-making.
  2. Soul-burning can be a result of following one's deepest calling.
  3. Expecting challenges and hardships is essential for growth and fulfillment.
294 implied HN points • 01 Jul 23
  1. Hipsters were once seen as a counterculture but were later viewed as pretentious and vacuous, signaling the end of Western civilization.
  2. The rise of 'woke' culture, with its focus on social justice, led to a backlash and fatigue, prompting the search for a new culture beyond cancel culture.
  3. Leisure is seen as crucial for the emergence of a new culture, encouraging creativity, philosophical inquiry, and the formation of communal practices.
275 implied HN points • 23 Jun 23
  1. Start your day by walking with your spouse, discussing emotional well-being, daily intentions, and gratitude.
  2. Describe your desired future as if it's happening now to emotionally connect to your life goals.
  3. Experiment with couple practices to find connection and coordination in your relationship.