Living Meanings writes about the self in the modern world. I attempt to question the unquestioned assumptions and patterns that undergird our daily lives. Sample topics include: the science behind well-being, the fragmentation of personal identities, the search for authenticity, and the moralization of productivity. The final goal is a life of clarity and wisdom.

I try to go beyond mere personal pontification, and instead ground my essays in accepted academic theory and research. In the interest of full disclosure, I am heavily influenced by contemporary psychological research, modern social theory and continental philosophy.

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