Psychology

Mindset Shift (UPDATED X2)

I started to become overwhelmed, even knowing I have the whole month ahead to work on it—but then, something clicked...

Life is Too Short to Wait

I've recently witnessed some alarming incidents that really impacted my thinking...

The War Prayer by Mark Twain

The War Prayer was written by Mark Twain in 1905, in response to the Spanish–American War and the subsequent Philippine–American...

VIDEO: When We’re Told to Sit Down & Shut Up!

The following video was posted over on 𝕏, and I felt compelled to share it, both there and on Facebook,...

17 Life-Learnings from 17 Years of The Marginalian

NOTE: The following article by Maria Popova was originally published at The Marginalian (formerly known as Brain Pickings), and really...

UPDATED (VIDEO): Since We Can’t Wait Until The Next Extinction-Level Impact Event…

I recently posted a contemplation entitled Can We Wait Until The Next Extinction-Level Impact Event? wherein I suggest that it...

Contemplation: Peace Within

I recently read the following passage by philosopher James Allen in his collection Mind is the Master, and it really...

A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard

I recently discovered this little story by Elbert Hubbard, evidently penned in 1899 and published 1944, and it really resonated...

Contemplation: Ending the War on Drugs by Criminalizing ALL Drugs

I recently read A Naked Singularity by Sergio de la Pava, and it was one of the most engaging novels...

The Importance of Honesty, Integrity, & Authenticity

I recently found myself in the unfortunate position of having to end—or at least greatly curtail—a relationship with someone close...

Forgiving The Unforgivable (UPDATED)

NOTE: I originally wrote this article several years ago (entitled “How Do I Forgive The Unforgivable?”) and it has been...

VIDEO: How the Selfie Phenomenon is Redefining Beauty

I really liked the following video, and it makes a very salient point toward the end: that social media (internet/digital...

Experiencing Happiness is More Important than Winning

Whenever I participate in games or sporting activities, I try to focus on the ultimate purpose of experiencing happiness and enjoying the...

Forgiving Gets Easier With Practice

Forgiving gets easier with practice. For one, you come to the realization that you have no idea what others are...