I started to research the big questions of life. I found myself gravitating towards experts in the field who provided insights on podcasts and youtube videos. 


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Existence

What is reality?

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Who is god?

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What are we made of?

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What are the operating systems of life?

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What is the meaning of life?

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How to feel fullfulled?

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What is personal identity?

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How the Universe looked as it evolved?

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Knowledge

What is thought?

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“In ordinary life we are quite content to say things like “Oh, I just had a thought” or “I was thinking to myself.” By this we usually mean instances of inner speech or visual imagery, which are at the center of our stream of consciousness — the train of words and visual contents represented in our minds."


“We see things in our mind’s eye; we hear our inner voice. What we are conscious of are the sensory-based contents present in working memory.”

What are some types of intelligence?

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What are some job roles in society?

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How to learn quicker?

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How to identify feeling?

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What do we know to be true?

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What does inductive and deductive look like?

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What are the 6 thinking hats?

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How problem solving looks?

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How to write research articles?

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How the Illusory Superiority/Dunning-Kruger bias looks?

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What does the cognitive bias index look like?

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What does overtone window look like?

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Values

Why we behave?

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What are our general needs and wants?

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What does 1st-person morality look like?

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"There is first-person morality (our prosocial motives) and third-person morality (how we evaluate others’, a key role of the RTPJ). Prosocial motives like empathy can be a mixed bag. Paul Bloom has an argument against empathy."

What does 3rd-person morality look like?

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“What I mean by empathy is putting yourself in other peoples shoes. feeling what they feel.”

When morality and law meet?

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What does prayer look like?

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"..something really happens during silent prayer. At the biological level, our brain waves change and the two sides of our brain — the verbal, ego-driven, rational, materialistic left hemisphere and the silent, altruistic, poetic, intuitive right hemisphere — communicate more harmoniously with one another. Emotional blockages get subtly and gradually worn away, promoting protection from anxiety, healing from loss, and growth towards joy and inner peace. There may be a sudden breakthrough, but the process is more often gradual, perhaps almost imperceptible, which is why perseverance in the practice is advised.”

What’s the distinction between science and religion?

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What the Constitution looks like?

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What are the 10 Commandments?

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How does social hierarchy feel?

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What is the hierarchy of comedy?

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Reason

What are some types of scientific evidence?

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How do we know what the right decision is to make?

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How a decision works?

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What different points of view look like?

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How to think divergent and convergent?

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(Abstract/concrete)

What does the scientific method look like?

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How does the process of arguments look?

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What is the difference between subjective and objective?

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Mind

What is consciousness?

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“Many people are "materialists" which means they follow a philosophy that there is nothing supernatural to mind and consciousness. That they are products of matter and energy like everything else in the Universe. Further materialists believe that mind and consciousness are evolved properties of our biological systems.”

What is perception?

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How personalities match up?

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Language

What does language look like?

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Aesthetics

How is physical beauty identified in the brain?

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What does physical beauty look like?

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"..to anyone that isn’t into evolutionary psychology. On the level of attractiveness, measured by the frequency of “swiping right”, the bottom 80% of men are competing for the bottom 22% of women and the top 78% of women are competing for the top 20% of men. A guy with average attractiveness can only expect to be liked by slightly less than 1% of females."