Meaning and Purpose in Life

What Do Politics Have to Do with Meaning and Purpose in Life?

You pass through the long security line at the United States Capitol building inWashington, DC. While the line of tourists streams forward into the...
Find Your Purpose Using Science: Online Class

Find Your Purpose Using Science: Online Class

  Have you ever felt like you go through the motions every day but it all seems meaningless? Did you know that you can use...
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Video: 3 Science-Based Strategies to Find Your Purpose

  Can science really help you understand the purpose of life and learn how to lead a meaningful life? Purpose Revolution conducted a videotaped interview...
Succeeding at Other Minds

Succeeding at Other Minds

Imagine you’re really excited about a new idea for a collaborative project. You send an e-mail about it to a friend who you just...
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Where Do Our Mental Maps Lead Us Astray?

So imagine you are driving on autopilot, as we all do much of the time. Suddenly the car in front of you cuts you...
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Celebrations, Rituals, and Constructing Meaning in Life

  My family emigrated from the former Soviet Union to the US when I was 10, and our cultural heritage of ritual celebrations comes from...
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Meaning, Purpose, and Civic Engagement beyond Belief

I remember how in November 2013 my wife (and fellow Intentional Insights co-founder) and I, together with a great bunch of people, organized a...
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Purpose-Driven Life and Secularism

  How can you find purpose and meaning from a secular perspective? Mike meets regularly with friends and acquaintances from his neighborhood in a large building....
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Searching for Meaning and Purpose in Life? Religion is Optional

Imagine the following scenario: you have been raised in a deeply evangelical household. From an early age, your parents taught you to pray daily...
Autopilot vs. Intentional System

Autopilot vs. Intentional System: The Rider and the Elephant

Let’s start with why it matters. If we know about how our minds work, we can be intentional about influencing our own thinking and...