Hi! I'm Sviat, and I have a huge passion for philosophy, science, classical literature, art, and cognitive psychology.
Why I created this newsletter?
After reading more than 500 books (80% of which are primary sources) and founding an applied philosophy club, I decided to share the ideas that fascinated me the most here.
Why do I need this?
Think of Alter Ego as a temple where you came to learn about yourself and work on your mental strength, reduce anxiety, and even find your life meaning with the help of the greatest thinkers who ever lived.
Exercises are covering more than 2500 years of history of thought, from Socrates and Plato to Jung and Frankl.
Ok... so what's inside?
I wrote the exercises as if the best minds of all times would write a blog.
Imagine if Julius Caesar teaches you productivity, Marcus Aurelius - mental strength, and Nietzsche - how to love your fate.
Every post here is just my understanding and translation of the best thought experiments and mental models I could find in a simple and engaging format.
So let's begin your journey! Start with Dichotomy of Control exercise as one of the most fundamental Stoic concepts, and continue with whatever you like next.