Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m just bring realistic”? Have you noticed that most people use that sentence to defend a preceding negative or pessimistic statement? Have you ever wondered why so many of us perceive reality that way? Many years ago, I attended one of Shakti Gwain’s Creative Visualization weekend workshops. One thing she said… Continue reading How to Change the World
Some commercials are crass and annoying. Some are clever and entertaining, Some are dull and boring. In recent years, I’ve seen a number of commercials that seem designed to be insulting. Whenever I see them, I get the impression that the designers are ignorant and/or stupid … or they believe I am. Is it Them or… Continue reading Is it Them or Me?
Fear lies at the base of all misused emotion. I don’t mean visceral fear. We’re probably “hard-wired” for that and other base emotions. Emotions that rise from deep in our physical being are neither good nor bad. They just are. If you surprise a baby, the child experiences a visceral fear reaction. Visceral fear helped us… Continue reading It’s Time to Stop Being Afraid!
What is a Shaggy Dog Story? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, we learn: In its original sense, a shaggy dog story is an extremely long-winded anecdote characterized by extensive narration of typically irrelevant incidents and terminated by an anticlimax or a pointless punch line. Ted Cohen gives the following example of this story: A boy… Continue reading Shaggy Dog Stories
The obvious question when someone says, “Be yourself” is “Who else could I be?” … yet, we seldom ask that question. Why not? “Be yourself” is usually the answer to a question like: How can I impress her/him? What can I do that will help me gain a job/promotion? How should I behave in this or that situation? “Be… Continue reading Be Yourself.
Don’t expect any of my posts to remain static. Because my opinions change over time, my posts will too. Because I’ll never be completely satisfied with my writing, I’ll tweak the language now and then. Life is change. I know that’s a cliché, but I believe it’s true. Anyone whose opinions never change is dead… Continue reading What Idiot put THIS here?
About the site title … How often have you heard someone say, “In my humble opinion” followed by a statement (or discourse) that’s anything but humble? Don’t expect humility here. Don’t expect arrogance either. My thoughts and opinions are simply that … my thoughts and opinions. You’re free to decide whether or not you agree… Continue reading What are you trying to say?