New: Practical Philosophy

What can a six-time Olympic champion wrestler that lived over two millennia ago can teach us about progress? What can the richest Stoic philosopher teach us about time management? What can Alexander the Great’s meeting with a philosopher teach us about conquering the world? What can a photograph snapped millions of miles away from Earth teach us about the fragility of our own existence?

Bestselling author Cristian Mihai journeys broadly, discussing habit building, success, time-management, and responsibility, distilling philosophical concepts into 18 practical frameworks for living a good life. 

Practical Philosophy shatters the myth that philosophy is nothing more than a favorite pastime of intellectuals, void of any practicality while transforming the mindset of its readers.


Hey guys,

I decided to compile 18 of my favorite essays into a book that provides clear, actionable philosophical advice.

If you’ve enjoyed the kind of articles I used to publish on this blog, then this book is surely your cup of tea… if you’ve found that the concepts I discuss challenge your perception of reality, then this book is surely your shot of whisky.

If you’re interested, you can grab your e-copy from my e-store here.

Who the F$#k Is Cristian Mihai?

The author of this article, age 8

When I was a kid, I thought I was destined for great things. I was born on Christmas Day, exactly one year after they shot Ceausescu, the only ruler of a Communist country to ever be executed. Now, in the same spot, they’re building a shopping mall.

Maybe because I was born when I was born, I don’t really listen to what other people tell me I should do. I never did.

I don’t like authority. I don’t like to follow rules.

I am not afraid of the consequences of not doing what I am told. I am not where I’d like to be in life because I don’t like most people. I have long suspected they don’t like me back.

I am a rebel without a cause, garnering a bit of applause here and there from those who read my stories.

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Everything I Write Was Once Real Life

One of my favorite opening lines goes like this, “Everything I write was once real life.”

It’s from Max Blecher’s last novel, The Shinning Burrow.

How do you turn real life into art? Into stories? How do you write about all the things you’d never have the courage to say out loud?

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