Mental Food

Hi all, Today, I am going to talk about food again, but a different type, namely mental food, aka thoughts. If you want to read my earlier post about food-food, check out this link. We have all probably heard the phrase ‘We are what we eat’, right? That is why we should be careful about... Continue Reading →

We Find Ourselves by Losing Ourselves

By Troy Headrick I want to begin this one with a story.  Years ago, back when I first started my career as an academician, I had this strange midlife crisis.  I call it “strange” because I wasn’t anywhere near the middle of my life at the time it occurred. It manifested itself in this way: ... Continue Reading →

Morning vs. Night

I am a natural morning person. Even when I was a kid or teenager, I enjoyed waking up early and watching everything around me come to life. And I have always been my most creative, energetic and productive during morning hours. Because of that, I tended to schedule my day so that I would finish... Continue Reading →

Freewriting: A Great Writing Tool (Part Two)

By Troy Headrick About a week ago, I wrote (and published) “Freewriting:  A Great Writing Tool (Part One.”  Today, I’m ready to follow up with part two. Lots of people commented on the first installment.  For example, deelib68 asked, “Is freewriting meant to be read afterwards?  I did it once and it was very stream... Continue Reading →

Dreams and Ambitions

Let’s talk about dreams, shall we? Because we all have them. Dreams are nice. We like having them. They let us envision something that we might not yet have but wish to have one day. Dreams act as encouragers for us to achieve things. Without dreams, we would not have willingness to do things. But,... Continue Reading →

Freewriting: A Great Writing Tool (Part One)

By Troy Headrick Writing!  A topic of great interest at Pointless Overthinking.  In fact, Bogdan has written a number of blogs about writing and the psychology of putting things down on paper.  For example, there’s this one which begins by asking if the act of writing helps writers write better.  (I would answer such a... Continue Reading →

Guilt of Breaks

Today, I want to talk about something that I often struggle with: taking a break. Well, I am by nature a bit lazy. But when it comes to academia and research, I am probably not because I like it a lot. Because I like it a lot, I tend to overwork (just like most other... Continue Reading →

Food

Hi everyone, Let’s talk about food today. I have always been interested in human universals and I also have had sufficient enough interaction with people from different cultures. I noticed a lot of similarities between all these people but one thing that always caught my attention more than anything else is how food works for... Continue Reading →

Are You Serious About Blogging?

This is a very interesting question and I think the answer won’t come so easy after reading this… What do you think?

The Art of Blogging

Do you know what is the biggest secret to growing Your Blog to thousands of adoring readers who follow every word you publish?

Would you like to know?

Let me be blunt: there are very few people in the world who can tell you.

The vast majority of so-called A-listers are bright but otherwise normal people who were in the right place, writing about the right things, at the right time.

Many of them pay thousands and thousands of dollars on advertising.

Why would they pay such outrageous fees?

Because they stumbled into popularity. Because they realize they got lucky, and they are desperate to seize the opportunity before it slips away from them. Little do they know, that we always make our own luck.

I turned this blog into one of the most popular blogs on WordPress to date. I did it by studying from all the great…

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Life Is The Dancer And We Are The Dance

It’s That Simple Life is so simple and beautiful. More than anything, it so magical and alive. I can see it dancing everywhere around me in the form of my surroundings. A few minutes earlier, I was sitting in my balcony. Luckily, my head slowly tilted upwards as I looked into the sky to watch the... Continue Reading →

Language and Mind/Culture

Hi everyone! I will do another language post, on a request long ago by Troy Headrick. Thanks Troy! I will talk about the relation between language and culture, which necessarily includes individual minds because culture happens when individual minds get together. This will be a bit longer but bear with meJ I will start with... Continue Reading →

Not all Questions Are Created Equal

By Troy Headrick Not long ago, I had a very interesting conversation with someone I’ll call “John.”  The two of us talked about many subjects during our meandering dialogue.  At one point, to my complete surprise, John said, “I don’t need to question things.  Why would I want to do that?  My head already feels... Continue Reading →

How Traveling Could Make You A Better Person

And How It Can’t Traveling Definition — Google Search to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure.to move or go from one place or point to another.to proceed or advance in any way. (As found on dictionary.com) I’m talking about the first definition. Where you... Continue Reading →

Is It Dumb to Have a Smartphone?

By Troy Headrick I struggled coming up with a title for this one.  I almost called it “My Love/Hate Relationship with My Smartphone.” Okay, so I own a Samsung Galaxy Note5.  I know.  I know.  It’s certainly not the latest and coolest model.  But then again, I’m not necessarily the coolest guy either.  Almost nothing... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons from Traveling

Hi everyone, Today I want to talk about traveling because I will be traveling a lot this summer, starting today, and I feel inspired. In fact, traveling is a necessary part of my life for two main reasons. First, I do not live in my home country. I am in the US, but my family... Continue Reading →

5 (More) Things We Should Give A Lot Less Fucks About.

Our f*cks are limited, or they should be! Max advices are very helpful to look what and where you can (or should) give your f*cks.

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#1 Trump

You may already agree with me. You may not. Either way, I can’t wait for the hate mails.

Look, I understand that you may not be a Trump supporter. For those of you who believe in communism or consider themselves leftists, may see Trump as the next Hitler/Stalin/Satan who will start World War 3. The evil capitalists and those on the right believe he is your savior who will Make America Great Again and that we’ll all party like it’s Woodstock, 1969.

But you know what? He is neither.

He isn’t their savior because he is a needlessly controversial president who can’t get his facts right when it comes to public debates, and also isn’t what the left accuses him of, because the US had a whole lot of controversial presidents who were ineffective and didn’t do shit at the end of the day.

In addition, the US…

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

By Troy Headrick At work, as part of our professional development, I (along with several colleagues) have been reading and talking about Make It Stick, a book written by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, on the psychology of learning. The other day, I was given the task of leading the discussion on chapter... Continue Reading →

Communication

Hi there! It has been a few weeks since I wrote here. I had to take a break because we were in the last month of the semester. So, it was as busy as it can get. In the meantime, though, I was able to contemplate on a few things. So, I will write about... Continue Reading →

The Psychology of Travel

By Troy Headrick I want to preface this by saying that I’m an American who spent nearly two decades living outside his home country.  I resided for two and a half years in Poland, four years in the United Arab Emirates, four years in Turkey, and seven in Egypt.  During the expat period of my... Continue Reading →

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