Category Archives: Psychology

Perfection or Nothing?

The French philosopher Voltaire warned that “the perfect is the enemy of the good.” Pursuit of “perfect” but impossible goals makes us reject possible goals because they’re imperfect. And we often make things even worse than they were in the … Continue reading

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Why Is This A Banana?

In today’s media landscape, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit something that’s partisan and biased. Whether you believe that “Trump Is Literally Hitler,” or you call him “the god-emperor,” or you’re somewhere in between, there’s a … Continue reading

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Always Have A Purpose

What’s “the most dangerous poison of life” — the greatest source of unhappiness? You might think it’s hatred, and that would be a sensible choice. But according to American Founder Thomas Jefferson, it’s boredom. For an intelligent person, being alive … Continue reading

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Find Your Life’s Meaning

Does your life have meaning? If so, how? The answer helps you appreciate your blessings and seize your opportunities. Having a clear idea of the answer is in itself a blessing. Most people have no idea. They trudge through life, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Can Mean Freedom

When people have deceived or manipulated us, it’s difficult to forgive them. I’ve worked for some terrific bosses over the years. One of them is Jim Grey, whose luck with his own bosses hasn’t been quite as good as mine. … Continue reading

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Your Curse Can Be Your Blessing

Is your life “cursed” in some way? A traumatic childhood? Health problems? Poor self-esteem? You can turn your curse into your blessing. The American novelist Ernest Hemingway said it well: “Life breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong in the … Continue reading

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Why Common Sense Is So Uncommon

Why is common sense so uncommon? I’ve been reading Robert Curry’s excellent new book Reclaiming Common Sense. It got me thinking about why I and many other people often lack common sense. For example, in college I was a libertarian. … Continue reading

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