Thought Catalog

David Cain

I'm David and my blog, Raptitude, is a street-level look at the human experience -- what makes human beings do what ...

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How To Make Trillions Of Dollars

You can make millions by selling a great product to people who need it, but you make billions and trillions by conditioning an entire nation of people to react to every inconvenience, every whim, and every passing desire or fear by buying something.

What Others Leave For You To Keep

At any given moment, any time, any day of your existence, you can look at your whole life as a vast collection of experiences, and recognize that all of it adds up exactly to who you’ve become today.

5 Things That Always Work And Don’t Cost Anything

A lot of things seem to work for a while, but then wear off or have a different effect. Some things have conditional or circumstantial effects. But there are five simple things to do that I’ve found to be consistently, disproportionately helpful in moving towards a more fulfilling life.

This Will Never Happen Again

The way you feel right now will never be felt again, at least not quite. Your mood right now, and all its nuances and complexities, is as unique as a fingerprint.

Blame Is Useless

What I like about that phrase, “I hate the person who invented Mondays,” is that it reveals the absurdity of one of our very human habits.

How To Deal With People Who Frustrate You

A true master won’t simply tell you what he thinks you should know. He’s too wise to say, “Always be patient,” and expect that it will make you a patient person. Instead, he’ll create a lesson that challenges you.

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