I saw a health club advertisement that started with, “Goals are meant to be crushed.” Can you hear the growling? Another says, “Commit to something.” Uh … no thanks. I need less commitments. The Oxford dictionary defines a commitment as “an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.” Where do I sign? “Lose weight … Continue reading The Elusive Beach Body and the Problem with Goals
“She dumped him for being too fat, but he got revenge by losing 100 pounds. Now he’s lean and trim and she regrets it.” These stories are popular all over social media, but the most disturbing part is the context and delivery, using words like “dumped”, “revenge”, and “regret”. The fact that this kind of … Continue reading Can Our Self-Respect Be Motivated by Revenge? And What Does Bruce Willis Have to Say About It?