Tag: Life


What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

antonfoek What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk,…
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Moscow Metro's Journey Through Art and Soul

A Monument Beneath Your Feet

The Moscow Metro’s Journey Through Art and Soul Moscow’s metro isn’t just a transportation system; it’s a subterranean odyssey. Each descent unveils not just a station, but a portal to grandeur, history, and a unique Soviet spirit. This intricate network, stretching over 300 kilometers, holds more than just passengers; it holds stories whispered in marble…
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How to master antifragility for a happier life

Jonathan Haidt “Resilience” is being able to withstand hardship; “antifragility” goes one step further. “Resilience” is being able to withstand hardship. “Antifragility” goes one step further. The term, first coined by author Nassim Taleb, describes systems or entities that don’t just withstand adversity, but actually benefit and grow stronger from it. In many ways, antifragility…
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Life Has No Meaning

If Life Has No Meaning, Why Live? | Albert Camus

Art must not compromise with lies and servitude which, wherever they rule, breed solitude. Whatever our personal weaknesses may be, the nobility of our craft will always be rooted in two commitments, difficult to maintain: the refusal to lie about what one knows and the resistance to oppression.

Business of Survival

Age of Change

The Business of Survival Explore aspirational solutions for change in this beautiful series on BBC.

Stahl House Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sunset Blvd living

The Stahl House antonfoek About two months after their dash to Las Vegas, the Stahl family decided to drive up to this mystery spot and have a look around.  They found themselves gawping at the entirety of Los Angeles spread out below in a grid that went on for an eternity or maybe even more. …
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The Zero in our lives

The Zero in our lives

And lifetimes  Anton JieSamFoek// Hannah Fry Amsterdam, 21 January 2023– Nothing lies at the heart of science, engineering and mathematics. Nothing. Get that ? Nothing as in zero, of course. This cheeky yet powerful number has caused more controversy and provided more delight than any other digit I know. For one thing, it allows us to…
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Richard Burton speechs to Frank Sinatra 1983

The man with the greatest speaking voice honoring the man with the greatest singing voice. Frank Sinatra’s 1983 letter to Richard Burton: “You moved me as no other man ever has. And I will be grateful to you every day of my life.”

Tyranny of the Clock

How to escape the tyranny of the clock

If all that existed was the now, we couldn’t prepare for or anticipate anything in the future. I can’t imagine how you would plan your goals, or how you would perceive yourself as a temporal being,” says Johanna Peetz, a psychologist at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. Time also plays a vital role in all…
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Man Ray Photography Life Lessons

Photograph at auction estimated sale between 5 – 7 million dollars

U.S. Artist ManRay teaches Life Lessons antonfoek.com Amsterdam, Feb. 24 2022– Timing is everything in life, as my mother once told me when I was still a very small child. And she said, Happiness and Satisfaction are the keys.  And I also remember not even 12 years old, I wanted to become a photographer.  One Christmas…
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