Tag Archives: Positive attitude

The Day After the Fire

Yesterday, of course, my apartment building caught fire. When I posted a photo of the fire, there was no way for me to know how the situation would turn out. The good news: nobody was killed or seriously injured. Most … Continue reading

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Priorities, Priorities

Priorities, priorities. I am fine. I am sitting in my car in the carport across from my apartment building. The roof caught on fire for reasons that are yet to be determined. The fire department got here with four firetrucks, … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Social-Isolation Blues

Are you discouraged? Depressed? Fearful? Confused? Unmotivated? Then I’ve got a cure for you. It’s guaranteed. It costs nothing. And it will pay dividends for the rest of your life. You need to know three things. The first two are … Continue reading

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The Plural of Anecdote is Data

It’s said that the plural of “anecdote” is “data,” so here’s some data in anecdote-sized packages. My family has so far been spared any cases of Covid-19, thank Goodness. However, a friend of mine got it and is now recovering … Continue reading

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If We Can Learn, We Can Do Better

The world is scary right now. But it won’t stay that way. Things will get better. The pandemic will subside. We will mourn our dead, be they many or few. We will go on. But if we can learn, then … Continue reading

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Don’t Live Like a Victim

Don’t live like a victim. Even in the most fortunate life, some bad things will happen. To you. To me. To everyone. Sometimes, it’s because of what other people do. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of luck. And sometimes, it’s … 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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Don’t Wait: Be Happy Now

Empiricism is the idea that beliefs should be based on observable evidence. It’s one of the main reasons that our civilization has been successful. Empiricism has given us science, medicine, and technology. It’s given us choices and luxuries that people … Continue reading

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Our Own Personal Iagos

In high school, I had a friend who tipped me off that someone secretly hated me. Pretty soon, however, I noticed that he told me the same thing about a lot of other people. So either I was most hated … Continue reading

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