My son is in the Physics program at Auburn and he just went through a series of tests that were pretty intense. There’s a lot riding on the outcome. He didn’t do as well as he wanted, but it was good enough. The months leading up to these tests weren’t easy; lots of stress and … Continue reading Thriving in the Face of Happiness and Dissatisfaction
You stop for a coffee in the morning, grab some lunch, download a ring-tone, and maybe rent a movie later … that all adds up. Five dollars here, twelve there, another couple bucks … It adds up. But … then I heard Gary Gulman say this once in one of his standup shows and while … Continue reading If You Drop Twelve Donuts in a Forest and No One Hears About it, Do They Add Up to a Dozen?
“Cynicism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It means it hurts to care. Apathy is a real problem, because it means they’ve stopped caring altogether.” – Stan Slap, Company Culture Consultant People don’t become cynical or apathetic on their own. Circumstances, outcomes, and an overall gray-sky/can’t-win atmosphere over time causes the effects, symptoms, and malady. Stan … Continue reading What Rodney Dangerfield Taught Me About Cynicism and Enjoying the Dance of Life
Real quick before we get into this: I always write the article and then look for a photo to match. I picked this one and then, out of curiosity, I counted up the score and it happens to equal eight and the number 8 is associated with compassion, freedom, and self-reliance. Weird how that worked out. … Continue reading While Science Can Help Us to Stay Alive Longer, it’s Feelings and Emotions that Inspire Us to Want To
At the end of The Matrix, Keanu Reeve’s character Neo was getting pounded by the incessant attacks from the agents of the system, especially agent Smith. He was beaten down so badly, that he practically died. But then, he was struck with a revelation. Something clicked. Neo stood back up with an insight and a … Continue reading Exit the Matrix and Take Control of Your Own Life