Why do small things irritate us so much?
Nov21

Why do small things irritate us so much?

We may notice that our mood often gets spoiled when some small things go wrong. Why do we get so irritated by small negatives?…

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Be fearless, not tactless
Nov18

Be fearless, not tactless

Suppose a soldier feels inspired to fight fearlessly against a tyrannical invading army. But if he just charges single-handedly…

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How can we develop both materially and spiritually?
Nov15

How can we develop both materially and spiritually?

We may fear, “If we become too spiritually serious, that will undermine our material prospects. Conversely, if we become…

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Are we making things worse than they need to be?
Nov14

Are we making things worse than they need to be?

Suppose we find ourselves in a place with fading light. Naturally, we will open our eyes wider to find our way. If instead …

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When is fearlessness a facade for foolishness?
Nov13

When is fearlessness a facade for foolishness?

Suppose a child goes dangerously close to the parapet of a skyscraper. When his mother warns him, “Move away or you will…

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Two ways to deter ourselves from wrongdoing
Nov12

Two ways to deter ourselves from wrongdoing

Suppose a child wants to sneak into the kitchen and eat all the cookies there, but doesn’t do so because his mother may discipline…

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