Series: Philosophy & Psychology

Is One’s Downfall Inevitable Once They Reach The Top? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 22

Nearly all Individuals and teams from sports, to business, to basically every other aspect of life, seem to lose their place at number 1 soon after hitting their peak. Is this downfall inevitable? How can this be avoided?

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Taking a Break From Medicine

Subaan takes a break from his medical studies to explore other avenues, and discusses what he has planned and his thought process behind making the decision.

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Sentiments After Being a Victim of Theft

Subaan had his motorbike stolen straight after the end of last episode (ironically talking about motorbikes). Dan’s friend almost had their phone stolen. We reflect on what went through our minds at the time of the events, and how we feel now.

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Conditional vs. Unconditional Gift Giving – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 20

We discuss how the meaning of a gift changes when given on an occasion (e.g. birthday, Christmas etc.) versus when a gift is given randomly. Are you truly giving a gift it is conditional to a date and the recipient is expecting a gift from you?

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Death and Fears

We talk about how attitudes and motivations towards exams and studying have changed now that Dan has basically completed all exams for medical school.

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Book Discussion: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Dan recently read The Death of Ivan Ilyich which fuels the subsequent discussion on chasing status, outwardly appearances, and death.

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Intentionally Enjoying the Present Moment – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 17

Dan’s been trying to intentionally be aware of his internal state in the present moment and reflects on how there is more happiness and enjoyment to be squeezed out of a moment, rather than in retrospect.

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Is Quantifying and Categorising Personality Traits a Bad Thing, and is it Inevitable? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 16

We explore the idea of quantifying and categorising personality traits and how we would interact with the objective inverse of our personality. We also think about whether this quantification is a bad thing, whether it’s already happening and whether it’s inevitable considering our ever-increasing interaction with technology and AI.

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Family and the Western Desire for Independence – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 15

Today we reflect on a situation that happened earlier this week where having family close by came in handy. As the world advances, will the importance of family in our lives change as well? Is this ultimately a bad thing?

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Can You Be Insecure and Confident at the Same Time? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 14

We try to (and kinda fail to) understand the relationship between emotional security and self-confidence.

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