An essay on how to make your writings and posts more readable and approachable.
A quick review of the book Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
A meta-analysis of the theories, definitions, and operationalizations of well-being and flourishing throughout the history of positive psychology.
The Importance-Avoidance Effect is a cognitive bias that causes people to procrastinate and avoid prioritizing something perceived as extremely important.
Have you ever counted how many close friends you've made in the past decade? How many friendships can you genuinely actively maintain at a time?
Do you ever look back at the past month wondering why you didn't do the fifty things you wanted to do, talked about doing, and sometimes even agreed to do?
An honest discussion of the fads of personality type tests, astrology, and other self-discovery pseudoscience.
What's the difference between a personal character flaw and a neurological, psychological, or physiological disorder?
Takeaways from a year of using the Moments app to track notable memories of my life.
What does love look like? What are the most universal expressions of love? How do you define and outline love?
An overview of every year of HapiDaily since 2015
A exploration on quantifying humanity and human history.
A discussion on racism, discrimination, and police brutality and what can be done to eradicate them.
Existential thoughts sparked by survival / resource-gathering / sandbox video games, like No Man's Sky and Raft.
An exploration on the why and how behind my social sharing app: Monthly Moments.
Ideas on reasonable and useful ways we can spend our time while we're all staying home.
Join Friends Worldwide: the freshest social network for chatting with friends around the world.
Dope music mixes through the years -- the end of the year playlists. An intro to the annual Dope Mixtape Exchange.
Through time taken in reflection and introspection, I've outlined my ideal impact. This is my attempt to define and document what I want to do with my life.
What is "normal"? How do we, as a society/civilization, collectively define it? What is the impact of our definition?
A look at the broad-scale industry trends of web development technologies.
An examination of 50 people and their positive impact on the world. Inspiration based on the idea: 'You can't be what you can't see.'
It is kinda like the David Awards for Albums of the Century, and all the nominees are just whatever albums I ever listened to.
My words of advice to recent grads, beginning developers, and aspiring coders.
Wika is a pidgin language or universal/international auxiliary language for people from different nations to communicate basic needs.
The world needs humanity to define itself, its needs, and its priorities. Together, humanity can create a world the fosters flourishing.
I'd like to throw a pity party. This one's for humanity. You're welcome to join. Just lemme know and I'll get the pizza. Gonna reflect on civilization.
My WHY statement describes the contribution and impact I want from my life. These are my iterations and notes that helped me define it.
A look at life lessons learned in the search for the perfect city. How do you effectively compare cities and choose where to live?
David Hartsough is a young human male. This is his identity broken down by identities, values, missions, strengths, weaknesses, personality, etc.
A copy of my answers to the Perspective and Purpose sections of My Big Bio from January, 2017.
A look at the best attempts of positive psychologists to define human flourishing. What does flourishing mean for humanity? What does it look like?
A discussion on the unfortunate consequences of differing worldviews within the family and three ways to overcome them.
My "message" of wisdom from my 21-year-old self. A list of ideas, ideals, lessons, and conclusions on life and how to live it.
An essay that examines the value of travel as a transformative experience of change and growth by exploring the impact of reflection upon perspectives.
A series of think pieces written during my study abroad in London.
An attempt to break down my ideals into my first mission statement. Examining what's most important and what the world needs.
A discussion on my ADHD and how it influences why I am the way I am sometimes.
A paper written in a high school British Literature class about the satire in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.
On this small planet of 7.6 billion people, life is short. Have confidence. Keep your cool. Love others.