The one becoming wise
And the clickbait title.
Recent read — How to become wise.
A terse read, nonetheless a very good one. It turns out that Korean philosophy shared a lot with Buddhism and Confucianism. Korean philosophers were regarded highly!
The word for "philosophy" in Korean (철학 , _ch’ŏrhak_.) means "how to become wise."
In the Korean tradition of philosophy, human beings are social beings; therefore, knowing how to interact with others is an essential part of living a good life. Living well with others is our real contribution to human life.
The Korean philosophy tradition focuses on how the mind controls our lives.
How we think about things shapes their very existence – and, in turn, our own existence, which is constructed according to our thoughts.
We interpret our lives through a continual stream of thoughts, so we become what we think: if you change the patterns ingrained in your thoughts, you will begin to live differently.
You need to change your mental habits to do this, which is why meditation and mindful awareness can help. The core insight - this needs to be practised every day, continually and consistently.
The "we become what we think" seemed a bit philosophical to me until I watched Introduction To Psychology MIT course and found out how our mind easily tricks us: The one about how your mind easily tricks you.
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