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On Being Resilient

Wouldn’t it be nice if life was relatively calm and smooth without too many surprises?  I could certainly use fewer challenges.  The truth is that no matter who you are or what you do, life is not always easy.  Some people are required to overcome challenge after challenge, which makes the endeavor to maintain adaptive …

Actions versus Words

People talk.  Talking is probably one of the easiest things to do.  The act of talking only requires speaking (with some language skills thrown in).   Words communicate what you are thinking so other people can be on the same page.  Unfortunately, some people use words to dupe and control others.  In this context, words are …

Being Unique

I think one of the most significant parts of being human is that we are the same and we are unique.  Our sameness makes larger ideas such as healthcare and government easy enough to generalize from a top view.  For example: colds and bacterial illnesses can be understood and treated within predictive parameters.  Rules can …

Focus

Focus is a tricky thing.  Mix past event memories and a current situation that is troubling you and you can find yourself losing hope.  Refuse to live in reality and you can miss opportunities and make poor choices.  Although it sounds counterproductive, focusing on positive thoughts can completely change you life.  You are only in …

What is Love

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about love.  Love between parents and children, spouses, friends, and so on.  What are the parameters that justify alienation of love and what can be expected of love?  I am a person who loves deeply and is loyal.  In my experience, loyalty and love can be used as …