Category Archives: Psychology

We Are What We Are

We are what we are. The only question is what we choose to do about it. When I worked on Capitol Hill, I knew a political writer who was a nasty, hateful person. Then he became a Christian. And — … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Human Relations, Judaism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beware of Double Standards

Nobody likes double standards, at least in theory. Double standards treat people differently for reasons that normally shouldn’t make a difference. For example, consider last week’s university admissions scandal. Some students got admitted on their merits. They’re angry that a … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You’re Responsible for You

When you’re a small child, you feel that everything is about you. Your parents often encourage that delusion. They try to create a bubble where your needs are satisfied, your feelings are considered, and your safety is ensured. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Human Relations, Life, Psychology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Retro Idea to Improve the Net

In 1949, the legendary American comedian Groucho Marx resigned from the Friars Club of Beverly Hills. His reason? “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members.” A lot of people are … Continue reading

Posted in Human Relations, Life, Political Science, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Don’t Be Seduced By Hate

We’re all a mixture of good and bad impulses. That’s not new. Alexander Pope observed in 1734: “Virtuous and vicious every man must be, Few in the extreme, but all in the degree, The rogue and fool by fits is … Continue reading

Posted in Human Relations, Life, Political Science, Psychology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Be A Quitter

“Quitters never win, and winners never quit. But those who never win and never quit are idiots.” — Despair.com Don’t be a quitter. But don’t be an idiot, either. The problem in many situations is to know which is which. … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Psychology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Not To Be Crazy

People are crazy, and it seems to be getting worse. In addition, many heavily-promoted news stories turn out to be false. The reasons are various. There’s a lot we can’t do about the situation. But there are also things we … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment