Why I Don’t Talk About Politics (or: Philosophy 101)

If you’ve been following this site for a while, you may have noticed the (hopefully refreshing) lack of any sort… Read More

October 26, 2018

Controlling Empathy (MasterSelf Q&A Ep. I)

On this first edition of MasterSelf Q&A, we have a question about controlling empathy from a reader we’ll call Anon.… Read More

October 4, 2018

Going to a Bar Alone: The Ultimate Social Psychology Experiment

I did something last night that I never expected to do. I know what you’re thinking, and yes, I killed… Read More

September 30, 2018

Get to Know Your Town: In Search of Community

Over the past few years, I’ve lived in a variety of different cities across the country. In the process, I’ve… Read More

September 9, 2018

On Anger and Self-Control: Bad Drivers, Toddlers, and Holding Coals

I recently had a conversation with a friend about a rough situation between them and their relatives. Because of certain… Read More

June 24, 2018

Heraclitus and Pareto: The 80/20 Law of Success

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters,… Read More

June 21, 2018

What’s Your Frame? How to Build a Strong Foundation

There are many uses for the word ‘frame.’ You can frame someone for a crime, you can put a picture… Read More

June 17, 2018

The Chains Unseen: Lies, Ties, and Attachments

“Because if you can’t see the chains- tell me, what use is a key?” Crushed - Parkway Drive We are… Read More

June 14, 2018

Poppies, Crabs, and Prometheus: Why We Hate The Great

Legends tell of the Titan Prometheus (which means Forethought), who is sometimes said to have been the one who fashioned… Read More

June 7, 2018

Your Team Sucks: The Dangers of Tribalism (and How to Avoid Them)

Here at MasterSelf, we’re pretty open about being die-hard individualists. Self improvement, is, of course, a solo endeavor. I can… Read More

June 3, 2018