The mind is like ice to truth and fire to lies
Nov25

The mind is like ice to truth and fire to lies

The mind is meant to serve as a tool for us souls to perceive the world, but it is often the greatest obstacle for us to perceive…

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If we are robbed repeatedly by the same suspect, it is our intelligence that is suspect
Nov10

If we are robbed repeatedly by the same suspect, it is our intelligence that is suspect

Suppose we are robbed and the prime suspect is a shady neighbor. We would confront them to recover what had been stolen or …

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Cleverness is meant to counter corruptness, not cover corruptness
Aug21

Cleverness is meant to counter corruptness, not cover corruptness

We all have a certain amount of cleverness and a certain amount of corruptness. Our cleverness enables us to go beyond the…

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To see our own stupidity, unvarnished and unjustified, is infuriating and invigorating
Apr27

To see our own stupidity, unvarnished and unjustified, is infuriating and invigorating

When someone we care for does something stupid, they often try to hide it from us, either denying it entirely or concealing…

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To decrease unhealthy reactions, increase healthy reminders
Apr11

To decrease unhealthy reactions, increase healthy reminders

Suppose we have some unhealthy habit such as impulsive overeating. Once some behavior becomes ingrained as a habit, we …

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Impulse may run over intelligence, but don’t let it take over intelligence
Mar09

Impulse may run over intelligence, but don’t let it take over intelligence

Suppose some invaders attack a fort suddenly. The defenders, being caught unawares, are stunned, and the invaders start…

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