Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter is the ongoing writing project by Scott Houghton. It covers various topics from psychology and philosophy, to spirituality and self-actualisation. It’s about learning to use your mind to overcome problems, improve yourself and achieve the best life possible.

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How to Resolve Self Hate

Introduction Self-hate is the extreme disliking or hating of oneself. It is generally thought of as a more extreme version of guilt and shame. In milder amounts it manifests as persistent negative feelings about oneself and a general life dissatisfaction with life, but in more serious cases it can lead to self-harm, suicide, or potentially […]

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How to Build Motivation

Introduction Trying to reach your goals, attain success, and having a worthwhile and meaningful life with a lack of motivation will be an extremely challenging task, if not impossible. Motivation comes from the word motive, which is a need that needs satisfying, or the reason for doing something. If you are able to develop and […]

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How to escape education’s death valley

This video is a great ted talk by Sir Ken Robinson, which is about the role of education, and where the modern school system appears to have gone wrong. Best quotes 3:14 “There are three principles on which human life flourishes, and they are contradicted by the culture of education.” 3:28 “The first is this […]

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How to Deal with Loneliness

Introduction Loneliness is the reaction to physical isolation, or perceived isolation and alienation in the presence of other people. It can cause a variety of unpleasant emotional responses, and can increase the risk of a number of health problems. Research has shown that loneliness is prevalent throughout society, including people in marriages, relationships, families, veterans, […]

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The Bomb in the Brain

This 6-part video series, which features youtuber and philosopher Stefan Molyneux, explores the causes of violence, and the effects of childhood trauma on brain development. It is an important and interesting subject, particularly if you are interested in psychology, the causes of violence or child development. (If you only have time to watch one video, […]

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Anxiety – an Overview and Ways to Treat It

Introduction Do you often feel anxious, or do you know someone else who is? Read on to find about more about what it is it, and learn a number strategies to help prevent it, or reduce the severity of the symptoms if you have it. Anxiety is a common mental health problem, which is prevalent […]

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Metanoia – How and When to Change Your Mind

Introduction Of all the things you could change in your life, which is the most important: a new job, a new relationship, a new location, or a new hobby? As important as they all may be, nothing is as important as the ability to change your mind. This post is about metanoia, which comes from […]

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How to Reduce Suffering

Introduction Suffering and pain are almost inevitable experiences that we will all face at some point in our lives. Whether it is psychological, emotional, physical, or even spiritual, it is unfortunately very likely that we will endure some amount of hardship in one way or another. Having said that, there is a great difference between […]

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How to Deal with Suicidal Feelings

Introduction Suicide is the intentional taking of your own life, which invariably is preceded by suicidal thoughts and feelings. This post aims to address and shed some light on this difficult but important health problem. According to a recent article on time.com, “U.S. suicide rates are at their highest since World War II, according to […]

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Overcoming Depression

Are you feeling depressed, or do you know someone else who is? Read on to find about more about what it is it, and learn a number strategies to help prevent it, or reduce the severity of the symptoms if you have it.   INTRO Depression is a common mental health problem, which can be […]

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Quote: "The man who says he can, and the man who says he can not, are both correct.” ~ Confucius

My interpretation: Much of what we think we can achieve and what is possible for us, is based on the beliefs we hold about ourself and life. Self-fulfilling prophecies occur when an expectation of the future contributes to that future becoming a reality. Be mindful about the beliefs you hold, particularly negative and self-limiting ones.

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Here is a short motivational featuring Jordan Peterson, which is about trying to find meaning in a world of suffering and malevolence.
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Best quotes:
“If it can shine in the darkest places, you know it’s a real light.”
“You need meaning because life is suffering and malevolence.”
“Be armed with virtue so things don’t turn to hell.”
“Nobility of purpose will help set against the suffering and malevolence.”
“You need a reason to get out of bed on a terrible day.”
“Who do you admire? Do they take responsibility for themself and others?”
“Pick up your burden and walk up the hill—that’s the alternative to hell.”
“Implement the best plan that you have at hand, and iterate and update along the way.”

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Quote: "Never dim your shine for anyone; but, help those who need to rediscover their own light too."

Explanation: We are all born with a spark of life, but it can easily become dimmed due to the darkness of the world, the judgments from others, and the trails and tribulations we experience. Your world will feel as bright as you are, so it is imperative that you keep your light burning bright, which may help those who have forgotten their own light as well.

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