Theory of Apathy
The Humanistic Approach Theory of Apathy · 3 min read · ‘Theory of Apathy’. This is an apathetic approach to problems of all forms. It is also a humanistic approach. Apathy is just a reaction to the problems that occur in life, and also an overarching philosophy. It could be defined as ‘a lack of […]
The Biggest Challenge of A Global Pandemic
Above All Else: Don’t Despair Alexandre Porto 7 min read A global viral pandemic is a very interesting problem. In the past I have worked on problems that required dealing with a virus, however, in those cases, it was always under controlled conditions. Usually, we were able to create an environment to keep the virus isolated and […]
Should I Look In The Mirror During A Psychedelic Trip?
Is it OK to look in a mirror during a psychedelic experience? Should You Look In The Mirror During a Psychedelic Experience? Alexandre Porto – Oct 4, 2020·9 min read In my opinion, staring at your own face in the mirror during a psychedelic experience can trigger a powerful inner journey. The face that I […]
Avoiding The Optimization Fallacy
How to improve what can’t be improved? Optimization Fallacy – Alexandre Porto· 7 min read Human society has many flaws. There are several sides of the same coin, however, I will try to present a coherent argument. On one hand, humans have a lot of potentials. They are capable of incredible feats and great works. Humans can use their […]
If People Irritate You Easily: Read This.
It’s not you, it’s science… OK! Actually, it is you. People irritate you easily – Alexandre Porto · 5 min read I remember a close friend of mine who one day seemed agitated and looked super bothered by something. He sat down for a moment and let out a loud sight: — What’s the problem, man? […]
Understanding The True Nature of Reality
The universe makes no sense. True Nature of Reality – Alexandre Porto · 3 min read The universe is made up of a great many things. It is also the case that The Universe makes no sense. This can be verified by the fact that there is a great deal of pain and misery in The […]
4 Principles of Psychedelic Harm Reduction
Breaking Down of Zendo Project’s Harm Reduction Principles The Zendo Project is an organization that has the objective to provide a safe space for psychonauts going through challenging psychedelic experiences and other psychological emergencies with the mission to make these challenges meaningful and constructive. They are also focused on providing resources to those who want […]
How to Connect With People
What You Feel; They Feel Connect With People – Alexandre Porto · 7 min read · When you say ‘connect to people’, I think of the human need for social interaction. People who do not feel socially connected are lonely and unhappy, whereas those who have friends and family tend to be happier. Social connection […]
Preparing For a (life-changing) Psychedelic Experience
To prepare for a sacred mystical experience is to prepare for life. I have seen many people talk about how to prepare for a psychedelic trip, yet I do not think they know what it is like. For example, one might say ‘you should eat well beforehand’ or ‘take your time and set good intentions’. But […]
If You Don’t Write Every Day, Your Life Could Be Better.
Science sheds a light on the drastic benefits of writing daily. Write Every Day – Alexandre Porto · 4 min read There are many angles in which we can examine the benefits of sitting down to write every single day. Humanity has known of the benefits of expressive writing since the first humans started to express their life […]