David Matta

Beirut, Lebanon

About David

Languages

Arabic, English, French, German

People don't know I'm good at

Talking not listening.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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David Matta
Posted about 2 years ago
If parents showed more of themselves, would kids develop better, healthier coping skills?
Hi Nicole, if your question is to explain why so many children take to drugs, self injury, etc... I do not think it has to do with parents opening up about their struggles and imperfections. I think it has more to do with two factors: communication and love. Kids and young people need to feel they are respected and listened to and above all that they are loved. Both factors are complementary. To talk without love is useless prattle and to love without communication is sterile.
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David Matta
Posted about 2 years ago
Which is better for you and why as approaches to clinical and counseling psychology? Existentialism or cognitive behavioral therapy?
Cognitive behavioral theory is suitable for the majority. It is soft and provides gradual insight into oneself. Existentialism is more eclectic and suitable to philosophers, religious people, artists, or the chosen few. Not many people are able to tell (or even conceive of) the difference between facticity and authenticity or are ready to face angst and despair. The one appeals to reason and the other to meaning beyond reason. I practice existentialism twice a week and mostly over the weekend otherwise it is all cognition. This is safer. Cheers!
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David Matta
Posted about 2 years ago
Can Minimalism change the course of human history?
I like your definition of minimalism as " the thought of reducing your possessions for the betterment of yourself" and as "taking only what you need, and giving back in return." I truly believe that we tend to accumulate more possessions than what we need and rarely think about giving back in return or even sharing. I think your idea of minimalism is a point to contemplate not only on a personal level but also on a national and business level. We squander resources like hell every day and still worry about sustainability. Thank you!
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David Matta
Posted about 2 years ago
Can religion be a science?
Can a cat be a dog? or can "Chemistry" be "Physics"? or can "I" as a kid be the same "I" as adult? The issue revolves more about what is common or different between two apparently different objects. To say they are (or can be) the same or totally different is extreme.
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David Matta
Posted about 2 years ago
Has technology accelerated human evolution?
Humans can measure the evolution of everything except their own. In a moving car, the driver does not perceive the passenger moving, nor himself, whereas everything outside "seems" moving. We know that nothing is moving outside except the car we are in. Therefore, to correct the statement above, "Humans measure the evolution of everything based on their own."