What is Raptitude?
Raptitude is a blog about getting better at being human.
We never think of “being human” as something you can get better at, but it is, and your skill level is the biggest determining factor in how good your life is.
Getting better at being human comes down to how good you are at a set of skills that schools don’t teach:
- Managing your moods and reactions
- Stopping your mind from talking so much
- Losing your self-consciousness and shyness
- Getting over the past
- Setting up a life that makes use of your talents
- Quitting habits that drain you
- Dealing with problems without getting mad
- Enjoying ordinary moments like waiting for the bus
…and dozens more. Learning these skills pays incredible dividends, in terms of how much day-to-day joy your life generates for you. The fascinating thing is everyone wants to be happier, yet relatively few people make a point of learning the skills that really make a difference in their level of happiness. Instead they pursue bigger incomes and nicer furniture.
Quality-of-life-related skills have been the primary focus of my life for the last fifteen years. I read a ton and experiment on myself, and I write about what works on this blog.
Raptitude gets over 200,000 visits in a typical month, and over 25,000 people get it every week by email. Welcome. I think you will like it.
Who is David Cain?
I’m a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at my office job in 2009, I started Raptitude. My interest has always been human society and the internal human experience, and Raptitude became my megaphone for my thoughts about those things. It found an audience rather quickly and it’s been central to my life ever since. In 2013 I left my day job to write full time.
My other interests: art galleries and museums, existentialist humor, meditation, NFL football, coffee, numbers and charts, mixed martial arts, solo travel, photography, neat handmade things and almost any kind of music you can name.