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    7 Blogs That’ll Take Your Thinking To The Next Level

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    After hours of zombie-ing your way through StumbleUpon, getting caught up in other people’s lives on social media, and working your way through endless grumpy cat memes, you may be looking for something on the internet that requires using more of your human intelligence. While travel and learning languages is, of course, the most effective way to think a bit deeper and question what you consider normal, reading the following thought-provoking blogs is probably your next best supplement. Put that cup of coffee aside and get ready to use what’s already inside of you to feel more awake and present. Enjoy:

    High Existence
    High Existence

    High Existence is a thought-provoking (sometimes controversial) blog, and also a community and forum of free-thinkers. It’s definitely the most out there of the entire bunch, but that’s why I find it refreshing. Some may be a bit uncomfortable by how deep some people get on here, while others may find it enlightening. From the forum alone today, there are threads ranging from “What are your opinions on brutal honesty” to “People in Dreams You Have Never Met”.

    I remember finding this site while googling something about Lucid Dreaming. I was so intrigued and curious about it all that I Facebook friended the owner of the site. That’s right, we’re Facebook friends.

    Suggested Reads:

    How A Password Changed My Life

     Stop Bullshitting Yourself If You Want To Wake Up (From The True Matrix)

    Mark Manson

    Mark Manson's tell-it-like-it-is no bullshit blog | Thought-Provoking Blogs

    If you’re looking for a self-help blog that’ll tell it like it is, Mark Manson’s your man. It may be a bit too blunt and snarky for some, but for others, it’ll be the exact amount of snark they’re looking for in this saturated market of cheery self-help and cliché motivational content. Mark Manson doesn’t deal with no fluffy bullsh*t, and you shouldn’t either.

    Suggested Reads:

    The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck

    10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America

    :mnmlst

    mnmlst blog | Thought-Provoking Blogs

    I almost had a sh*tshow when the author of this blog gave up :mnmlst to write exclusively on his other blog ZenHabits, although I do understand how much work it is to maintain one blog. We can barely keep up this one. Hah. All articles on:mnmlst are quick, to-the-point reads – think of it as the Twitter of this genre of blogs – and I also think of the entire bunch of blogs in this post, I have taken the most away from this blog. Living For Everyone Else was one of the posts that made me finally decide it was time to drop out of college and pursue what I wanted to do, despite my friends and families’ wants.

    Suggested Reads:

    Living For Everyone Else

    The Minimalism of Not Knowing

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