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The DTPHD Podcast by David Tian, Ph.D.

Apr 26, 2018

Study good character. Decide which character traits are most important to you.

Learn the signs of good character. And study harder to learn how manipulative people mimic these traits when they don’t actually possess them.

Discern clearly and without apology.

Recognise your own immaturity. Actively work to heal, grow,...

Apr 26, 2018

For most of my adult life, I valued freedom and autonomy above all else. But as I matured, I discovered something even more important was missing...

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give it to no one. Ultimate freedom entails freedom...

Apr 26, 2018

Most people live their whole lives perpetually in pursuit of the rainbow’s end, never brave, nor kind, nor happy NOW… but always putting off into the Future all the gratitude, appreciation, or enjoyment offered them in the Present.


For over a decade, David Tian, Ph.D., has helped hundreds of thousands of...

Apr 26, 2018

When the #metoo movement became toxic, it violated emotional boundaries.

Many think Boundaries are just about preventing people from taking advantage of you. Like, your mom shouldn’t be interfering in your dispute at work. Or your patient shouldn’t be showing up at your kid’s birthday party. Or you shouldn’t...

Apr 26, 2018

He told me, "You're just an ant!" And from this, I learned how not to be intimidated by people I want to impress.

Sure, you can trick people in the short-term. But if you want your life to go well in the long run, be open and forthright. If they’re worthy of impressing, then they should be able to see right through...