Academy of Ideas

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“Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path. You may remember this “something” as a signal calling in childhood when an … Read More ›
Since the birth of civilization, tyrannical rulers have plagued mankind. Driven by an insatiable appetite for power such individuals have done their best to control … Read More ›
“Just as a physician might say that there is very likely not one single living human being who is completely healthy, so anyone who really … Read More ›
Governments are responsible for some of the greatest atrocities in history. The 20th century was particularly brutal in this respect, with tens of millions of … Read More ›
Find a list of the paintings used in the video here. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” (Henry David Thoreau, Walden) Henry … Read More ›
“Daring as it is to investigate the unknown, even more so it is to question the known.” Kaspar It is often said that to understand … Read More ›
To watch the rest of this video series – and all our Membership Videos – become a Supporting Member! Become a Supporting Member “Man cannot … Read More ›
For hundreds of years freedom reigned as a preeminent value in Western civilization, and with the abolition of slavery in the mid-19th century, the tide … Read More ›
Shakespeare famously claimed that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” and this theatrical quality of life is nowhere … Read More ›
As a practicing psychologist and keen observer of the Western world, Carl Jung noticed that many people in his day were afflicted by debilitating feelings … Read More ›
Far too many of us are oblivious to the dangers that some of our behavioural patterns pose to our long-term well-being. Instead of facing up … Read More ›
“What human beings can be, they must be.” (Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality) In the early-20th century, psychologists were primarily concerned with the sicknesses that … Read More ›
“. . .the living organism expresses itself in movement more clearly than in words. But not alone in movement! In pose, in posture, in attitude … Read More ›
“Do not die of another person’s misery.” Baltasar Gracián While there are countless ways that we sabotage ourselves, sometimes our problems are not generated by … Read More ›
“Now there are times when a whole generation is caught. . .between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all … Read More ›
We are lived by Powers we pretend to understand.  (W. H. Auden) Of all the powers that shape our life, our emotions stand out both … Read More ›
We live in an age where our extensive scientific knowledge and our love of all things objective and measurable has placed religion in a precarious … Read More ›
In Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the main character leaves his home at the age of 30 and retreats into the mountains hoping to find enlightenment. There, … Read More ›
Why do so many people fail to flourish? And what can we do in our own life to ensure we do not succumb to the … Read More ›
“All man’s history is an endeavor to shatter his loneliness.” (Norman Cousins, Modern Man is Obsolete) In today’s world, with all the technologies built to … Read More ›
“The impetus that makes you fly is our great human possession. Everybody has it. It is the feeling of being linked with the roots of … Read More ›
“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, … Read More ›
Find a list of the images used in the video here. George Orwell’s writings have experienced a spike in popularity over the past decade and … Read More ›
“The sad truth is that man’s real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites—day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and … Read More ›
“Just as a physician might say that there is very likely not one single living human being who is completely healthy, so anyone who really … Read More ›
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May 30th, 2017
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Mar 18th, 2020
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