Tag Archive: psychology

Cell Phones, Isolation, and the Nature of Freedom

We live in an age of constant contact. This is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because it allows us to communicate with other people all the time. It… Continue reading

The Strangest Question

I work in a public building where a large part of my job is giving information to people. I stand behind a desk and answer questions. Rich and poor, young and old, educated… Continue reading

The Myth of Occupational Fulfillment

Everyone wants to find fulfillment. At least, I assume they do. It is possible there are people out there who do not want to be fulfilled. If they exist, they are surely the… Continue reading

Viking Anxiety

Everybody loves Vikings. Well, maybe not medieval monks or nobles. But everyone today loves Vikings. Those seafaring raiders who made a mockery of city walls and delusions of safety. The Vikings were strong,… Continue reading

The Gift of Humility (And Charlemagne)

Humility is defined as a modest or low view of one’s own importance. It is the act of being humble. Many people are afraid of being humiliated. This is when something happens to… Continue reading

Dreams Don’t Come True (And that is probably good)

There are a lot of weird things about the human experience. Sometimes you have to go out of your way to find the strange things in the world, but the strangest thing is… Continue reading

All Created Equal

Two hundred forty years ago, or there abouts, a document was penned that changed the course of history. In its opening paragraph, it declared that not only that “All men are created equal,”… Continue reading

Lessons from Conquistadors and Indians

When the Spanish arrived in the New World in the 16th century, the entire Earth was irrevocably changed. It was the closet thing humanity has come to first contact. Both sides were basically… Continue reading

Tortoise, Hare, Heart, and Mind

Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller. He told tales of talking animals and animate objects. Most of us are familiar with at least a few of his stories. There is a good chance… Continue reading

Don’t Worry about Worry

Worry, like bowel movements and the need for respiration, is an unfortunate consequence of being a living organism. More specifically, worry is the consequence of being a thinking, living organism. Humans worry more… Continue reading

How to Get Past Morning

The morning is an important time. Some say it is the most important part of the day. When you wake up, do your chores, eat breakfast, and there are no problems, then you… Continue reading

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