Best Articles: 20 Articles That Can Change Your Life

There are enough articles on this site to fill two books, so it can sometimes be daunting to know where to start. Below are what many consider to be my “greatest hits,” the articles that have been the most popular, the most shared, or had the greatest effect on readers’ lives.

I’ve listed the best four articles in five different categories below: Understanding Yourself, Emotional Intelligence, Life Purpose, Relationships, and Self-Discipline.

Best Articles by Category

Below are my best articles, arranged by category. Click any of them to open a new window.

Understanding Yourself

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck – The most popular article on the site and the impetus for the worldwide bestselling book by the same name.
  • Guide to Personal Values – An in-depth look at how we come to value the things we value and how this affects who we are.
  • How to Grow Up – A step-by-step breakdown of the psychology of growth and development. A look at how humans mature and grow through experience and self-questioning.
  • The One Rule for Life – What makes an action right or wrong? What makes a person good or bad? Well, there’s a rule for that.

Emotional Intelligence

Life Purpose


  • Love Is Not Enough – We all worship love in our culture, but the truth is that a healthy relationship needs far more than just love.
  • Fuck Yes or No – When it comes to choosing your commitments, if it’s not a Fuck Yes, then it should be a no.
  • 6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal – It’s crazy how many fucked up things pass in relationships as “normal.” Don’t be one of these people.
  • How to Let Go – A deep and psychological look at what happens when you lose someone or a relationship that’s important to you, with advice on how to cope.


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