I have a confession to make. I like Oprah. Particularly her message about journaling. This woman has achieves her goals with having a lot against her. Oprah had a dysfunctional family. She grew up in poverty and was sexually abused. And she credits what she has to gratitude, believing that if you want more out … Continue reading Becoming Oprah
It reminds me of the thought that at every moment, someone is thinking about you.
What goes through your mind when you’re meeting new people? Maybe you’re centered and at peace with yourself, secure that you have value to bring to the conversation. Just kidding. That’s not true for most of us. More likely, you’re lasering into an almost imperceptible social guffaw you committed, convinced that your conversation partner would rather be undergoing surgery of the Achilles tendon from a shoddy doctor than talking to you.
This type of self-critical thinking explains what’s called the “liking gap.” The liking gap describes how we systematically underestimate how much other people like us. In a study by Dr. Erica J. Boothby, at Cornell University, and her colleagues, the researchers asked people how much they liked one another after they interacted, across a variety of contexts: in the lab, in a college dorm, at a professional development workshop. It turns out that across all of these contexts…
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We tell teens and young adults that they are in the best time of their life. Because we wish we could be young again. We don’t think about how hard that time of life was. Especially today. Being adult is hard and becoming one is harder today- it seems can seem insurmountable. Good jobs that … Continue reading Kids today don’t have a work ethic.
they vote people in that then make laws that take God-given rights away.