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 Overcome Nihilism

Introduction Nihilism is the rejection of all religious and moral principles, in the belief that life is meaningless. The two main types are existential nihilism, which believes that life has no objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value, and moral nihilism which believes that morality does not exist. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and […]

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How to Overcome Misanthropy

Introduction The word misanthropy comes from the Greek words misos (“hatred”) and anthrōpos (“man, human”), and means a general dislike, distrust or hatred of the human race. Not to be confused with asociality, which is characterised by the lack of motivation to engage in social interaction, or antisocial, which means behaving in a way which […]

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Embrace The Darkness (Carl Jung & The Shadow)

This video by youtuber Einzelgänger is about ‘the shadow’, a concept by Carl Jung to describe the unconscious part of the mind. It talks about the importance of exploring this side of ourselves, and how and why we should begin to integrate it. Best quotes 0:07 “The more we repress, the more we cultivate an […]

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The Importance of Wisdom

Introduction This post is all about the importance of wisdom: understanding what it is, why it is important and how to use it. I strongly believe we are in need of more wisdom in the world and that it can help to solve many of our problems. Conversely, ignorance and foolishness both create and exacerbate […]

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The Wisdom of Carl Jung

Introduction Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. He knew Sigmund Freud, and the two were in correspondence and collaboration for some time on their joint vision of psychology. His work contained a number of new and interesting ideas that helped to advance the field of psychology, including: individuation, archetypal […]

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Taoist Wisdom For Inner Peace

This video explores some ways of attaining inner peace, using the wisdom found in Taoism, an ancient Chinese philosophical and religious tradition. Summary of Lessons 1) Don’t stand on your tiptoes 2:01 “Those who stand on tiptoes do not stand firmly. Those who rush ahead don’t get very far. Those who try to outshine others […]

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Self-harm: an Overview and Alternatives

Introduction Self-harm, or self-injury, is the intentional, direct injuring of your body. It is also sometimes calling self-mutilation or cutting. It is usually done as a way of dealing with painful feelings and memories, or difficult and overwhelming situations. People harm themselves in various ways, including cutting with a blade, burning, scratching, or striking body […]

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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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This video features Ezekiel Odongo, who gives us some wise advice regarding the best way to respond to others when we feel angry.

Also, check out this article for more tips on How to Deal with Anger: www.reddit.com/r/MindOverMatterScott/comments/al4rcm/how_to_deal_with_anger/

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Quote: "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." ~ Victor Hugo

My interpretation: Just as the sun rises again every morning to cast its light and warmth back into the world, so shall our times of darkness and despair pass. All because you cannot see the light right now, it does not mean that it is gone for good. Hold on a little longer and have faith!

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Quote: "You were always enough, but if you learn to see yourself through a lens that is warped by the projections of wounded souls, then you may arrive at a less fulfilling conclusion."

Explanation: Self worth issues are quite common, and are mostly caused by personalising the insults and attacks from others, and falsely believing that they are objective truths about ourselves, whereas they are really the projections from those who have been hurt and wounded themselves. Beneath their suffering is really a cry for help.

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