Manos Baltzakis

Student in Psychology
Heraklion Crete, Greece

About Manos

Languages

English, Greek

An idea worth spreading

«Love is the Higher Law»

I'm passionate about

Life, which includes Philosophy, Art (especially music), Psychology, Travelling, Spirituality.

Talk to me about

Everything that gives meaning to your life.

People don't know I'm good at

modifying photos.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Manos Baltzakis
Posted about 3 years ago
Would you translate (or spread) a TED talk if you didn't agree with it's topic or the speaker's point of view?
Most of the times i translate TED talks just because i want to practice my English/Greek.Picking the right word (even when there is no exact translation) is a challenge i'm always willing to take!.I don't really agree that when people see my name next to the video they will think that i agree with the idea.And i don't do it so as the people see my name next to it.
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Manos Baltzakis
Posted about 3 years ago
Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.
I also believe that the printed versions of the books are more beautifull than ebooks,it's like the have life in them! However ebooks are more practical and portable.The question is:Do we really need ebook reades and why? The truth is that ebook readers contain up to thousands of books so there are many choices.But: This makes easier for us to skip from one book from another and that way we lose the whole sense of the story it has to tell.It's like getting a little bit of every book but lose the whole point.Otherwise it is difficult to read all of them even in one life sometimes.So what's the point of having one of those readers? For me ebook readers are only suitable and nessessary for professional use,for those who need to find info from books or journals they've read instantly.More specifically,their footprints is what they need most of the times.Not even the whole content.
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Manos Baltzakis
Posted over 3 years ago
What is happiness?
Everytime i do little steps towards the goal i think i am supposed to achieve and yes,if i get it wrong my life will be miserable, i'll lost hope and i'll die spiritualy dead.Generally i don't believe in coincidences and luck at all,i believe that everything happens for a bigger reason.As for your experience,i think you attracted those 'coincidences' with your positivity-your energy in simple words!As for Happiness i do not endorse the future self idea in the way that i believe the destiny is already there,we just have to find the means to get there (that's Free Will in my opinion).So, a scenario trying hard to reach my future self (a self that i would think would be me,i wouldn't know for sure anyway) would possibly stop me from living every day and every moment of my life at full.
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Manos Baltzakis
Posted over 3 years ago
What is happiness?
For me,it's a sign that i'm following the path i'm supposed to in life.Everytime i lose happiness (i mean as a general state of grace,we all have our ups and downs) it means that i do something wrong and i should change it.
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Manos Baltzakis
Posted over 3 years ago
Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self
The speaker/researcher concentrated in the financial present and future self and he was clear from the begining.My opinion is to spend money on what makes us really happy here and now rather than saving them and then regretting for not living a full life.I'm against the whole idea,and maybe without him noticing he told us that money make us unhappy now or in the future.Saving money when we're still young will let us live a more comfortable retirement but then we won't be able to have the experiences we can enjoy while we are young and the opossite.So,my point is we all need to find the true meaning of our existence,live our lives as we wish and money should only be our vehicle to a greater goal,to achieve our dreams.
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Manos Baltzakis
Posted over 3 years ago
What wrong(s) would you right?
Mohammed Right,a combination of someone's past,their future (their dreams) and also their choices define them.The only part i disagree is that someone's future is not ensured,i mean they might say they want to live in a particular way and achieve specific goals,however their past is already 'concrete'. Another parameter that plays role is their history as nationality.What i mean is that when i meet a foreigner and i ask him where he is from i do that to build a bridge with his nation's philosophy and history and tradition so as to approach him,to understand him better. Michael I totally agree with your point and in my opinion those two should be everyone's goals.
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Manos Baltzakis
Posted over 3 years ago
What wrong(s) would you right?
You made a good point about the emphasis we give in one's past and not in their dreams and wishes.Sometimes we do that i believe to find common characteristics with our past.It's like trying to connect the other person with us.However,sometimes we use other's past and we focus in some mistakes they made so as to feel better with ours.Good parable this you made about the libraries,i hadn't thought it that way!
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Manos Baltzakis
Posted over 3 years ago
What wrong(s) would you right?
i would encourage everyone to be themselves and not pretend or want to be or to become someone else.Knowing once's self they get to know their abilities and their weaknesses.That achievement will give them the power and the will to follow their dreams.Therefore,people would definitely realize that we are all related to each other in many ways,that we are brothers.