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Philosophy Bites - The Meaning of Life and the art of soul Balancing

Everything that can possibly be said is said already. It is our duty to think through and pick our belief systems. The following are the inferences of the meaning and purpose of life, which I deciphered from sayings which already existed.

Hedonism - Quoted from Wikipedia

Hedonism is a school of thought that argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good. In very simple terms, a hedonist strives to maximize net pleasure (pleasure minus pain).

Ethical hedonism is the idea that all people have the right to do everything in their power to achieve the greatest amount of pleasure possible to them. It is also the idea that every person's pleasure should far surpass their amount of pain. Ethical hedonism is said to have been started by a student of Socrates, Aristippus of Cyrene. He held the idea that pleasure is the highest good.

Victor Frankl

Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest…

Best Specialized Linux Distributions tailored for Artists/Painters/Photographers/Musicians/writers/troubleshooting and for the creative mind!

I need to keep this blog post short and give you a short glimpse of a variety of Linux distributions available to tailor much specific and generic requirements.

These are also wonderful Linux distributions for offline use, which are capable of doing a variety of tasks at hand. I am gonna leave out main stream Operating systems like Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, Opensuse etc., for this listing.

AVLinux - DVD - I found this Debian based distribution to be much balanced in fields from Music to graphics and Photography. It even has wine built in along with the entire Libreoffice Suite. A very good start for a well rounded installation containing almost all the software required for the creative mind.

Pros : Extremely fast to load from the Live DVD
Cons: It is a bit outdated. (eg. It has GIMP 2.6 instead of the latest 2.8)

ArtistX - DVD - This Beautiful Linux distribution based on UBUNTU, is really very beautifully designed and has enormous amount of software ready to run off the live DVD. …

Philosophy Bites - The art of talking less – The advantages of talking as little as possible

The silent mysterious type heroes in the movies, always talk less, and when they talked, everybody listened.  This post is a fork of what it would be like to talk less.

Advantages of talking less:
It prevents you from leaking information which may be used to harm you in the future.It gives you a mysterious aura, since others have very little information of what you are doing, why you are doing what you are doing, and how you are effectively able to do it.Talking less quiets your mind, giving you peace and more space in your head to think. And also helps prevent garbage in your thoughts.Talking less keeps you grounded and help you stay in that Alpha Brain Wave state.When you speak, you’ll have had a lot to think and hence helps with your speech. You’ll have emotional control over what you say and do.You’ll only say what is important and hence your words will be valued more.Talking less will make you act more and hence people will be looking at actions instead of words. You’ll notice tha…