When achievement doesn’t provide fulfillment — and when it does
Sep13

When achievement doesn’t provide fulfillment — and when it does

Whenever we achieve something special, we may feel elated. Yet often achievement turns out to be anticlimactic; the thrill…

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What provides fulfillment and what doesn’t
Sep12

What provides fulfillment and what doesn’t

When we seek to do something worthwhile, we often compare what we are able to do with what others are doing. And if others are…

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The things that hurt us = the things we think hurt us?
Sep11

The things that hurt us = the things we think hurt us?

Suppose we are bitten by a snake. We may get panicky, dreading that the snake bite will kill us. Actually, the snake-bite …

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How to stop comparing and start contributing
Sep10

How to stop comparing and start contributing

When we interact with others, we often start comparing ourselves with them. We feel superior to them if our talents or achievements…

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Is hurt = harm?
Sep09

Is hurt = harm?

We often equate hurt, the sensation of pain, with harm: injury or damage. And they do frequently correlate. If our hand goes…

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