I have been thinking about how our culture works right now. With social media, people are attaining power and money over us by making us angry. That anger divides us. Making people angry simply works for people and organizations that don’t want us to think reasonably. Facebook makes money and political groups fire up their … Continue reading Our Friends Made Us Do It
Jason had his hands on his hips like he just found out his flight was delayed, but Becky, I could tell, was shaken by the news. I wanted to put her at ease, but knew the first thing to do was give Jason the skinny on how thing run down here.
Doesn’t this go on a lot? By all of us and on many things. But as an example, so many people got angry over the quarantine. Like me, they are angry and did not bother getting the facts. There is the other issue of the concerted effort of people to disparage the experts and fire people up. But for too many things, we see something, and it seems wrong to us. But we never search out information. We never assume that people or organizations have a good reason for their actions (I actually wrote a funny novel on how they don’t).
If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough
Two celebrities were talking about their friendship on a podcast. During a sitcom they were on, they got along great and stayed connected after their show together ended. Why don’t we all have lifelong friends like this? Perhaps it is because they can afford to be giving. There are some celebrities that are driven and … Continue reading Success Breeds Magnanimity.
At times, the past creeps back in my head. I ask myself what I’m doing. But I answer, enjoying myself.
Perry finds a way to write about his oft covered themes (sounds like a bash, but stick with this!) in intriguing, beautiful ways
Groundhog Day with Bill Murray The characters Phil runs into each morning are a great representation of the kind of people you meet in life and Phil treats them how we often do. The guy he meets in the hallway are the people we see that are only able to exchange pleasantries with. They talk … Continue reading More Life Lessons from Groundhog Day
He uses the other people in the town to get that goal. He fails time after time.
I work young people. One of my jobs is to teach them about being healthy. Today I was talking to them about mindfulness. That is to live in the present. In explaining why we need to do that, I showed them a video about the train of thought and choosing to let a thought park … Continue reading Don’t Harsh My Calm