Self-pity makes feel-bad seem feel-good
Nov26

Self-pity makes feel-bad seem feel-good

Suppose we are in physical pain. We will naturally do whatever we can to free ourselves from that pain as soon as possible.…

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Resilience comes when we accept what is unchangeable, but don’t accept that everything is unchangeable
Nov09

Resilience comes when we accept what is unchangeable, but don’t accept that everything is unchangeable

What makes some people resilient and some people weak? It’s primarily their vision when things go wrong.  Life is tough.…

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The night after a quake, the stars still shine in the sky – don’t let the misery of your life blind you to the beauty of life
Nov01

The night after a quake, the stars still shine in the sky – don’t let the misery of your life blind you to the beauty of life

Suppose a deadly quake has hit a place, leaving it in ruins. If we gaze at all the debris, the sight can be depressing, even …

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Complaining is no one’s birthright – and it has made no one’s birth right
Aug27

Complaining is no one’s birthright – and it has made no one’s birth right

Some people are chronic complainers. They self-righteously justify their negativity, irritability and disagreeability,…

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Everything in history is not in memory; everything in memory is not in history – intelligence means to know what belongs where, and to keep it there
Aug23

Everything in history is not in memory; everything in memory is not in history – intelligence means to know what belongs where, and to keep it there

History and memory are both records of the past. Yet they can differ significantly. Let’s see how.  Everything in history…

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See memory not as an exhaustive guide to the past, but as a constructive guide from the past to the future
Aug07

See memory not as an exhaustive guide to the past, but as a constructive guide from the past to the future

We usually think of memory as a tool to remember the past. Actually however, the past is too vast to be remembered entirely…

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