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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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The Happiest Country in the World
The Happiest Country in the World
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In Bhutan, citizens’ happiness is the measure of the country’s development, rather than GDP. How does this work in practice?

Kazimierz Pytko

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Daily Grace
Daily Grace
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Everyday rituals are ephemeral prayers, a hint to the gods for protection, encircling life like a fragrant garland.

Jay Griffiths

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A Life in Flow
A Life in Flow
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Mihály Csíkszentmihályi talks about how he became interested in the positive potential of the psyche, what it means to be ‘mad’, and the importance of flow for humanity.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

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On Acceptance
On Acceptance
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The idea of accepting what there is may feel cliched. Yet, when applied with moderation and a sprinkling of help from the Stoic philosophers, it might prove to be a useful exercise after all.

Piotr Stankiewicz

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In Search of Clatter
In Search of Clatter
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Joy can feel like an elusive emotion. But what exactly is true joy? And is it really worth aspiring to?

Agata Sikora

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Cheerful Revolutions in the Fiend Valley
Cheerful Revolutions in the Fiend Valley
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Leadership, organization, joy – the path to success in each of these can be easily explained by a simple story involving various fiends and a lubberkin.

Monika Jagówna Kostera

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Happiness at the Bottom of a Teacup
Happiness at the Bottom of a Teacup
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Doing what you love doing is the path to a long and happy life, according to the Japanese philosophy of ‘ikigai’. But how exactly do we find our reason to get out of bed?

Aleksandra Kaniewska

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