Why I Don’t Trust Your Feelings

emotion: 1. agitation of the passions or sensibilities often involving physiological changes.    2. Any strong feeling as of joy, sorrow, reverence, hate, or love arising subjectively rather than through conscious mental effort. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Lots of us have been taught to trust our feelings. Bad idea. Most people seem […]

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Welcome Your New Guardian Angels

Lots of people claim that they have a guardian angel looking after them, helping them avoid danger and assisting in their every endeavor.  Unfortunately, their claims can never be verified, so we have to assume that their guardian angels are a creative personal response to life’s uncertainties, a psychological creation that gives them comfort. The […]

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How to Avoid the Dead-end of Cynicism

It’s easy to get sucked into cynical explanations for the behavior of other human beings these days.  Cynicism is the armor many people wear to ward off a challenging and complicated modern reality.  Most people I know are at least somewhat cynical, and lots of people are shackled and disabled by the critique they have […]

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Are We On the Path of Knowledge?

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot  possibly be good or bad.  Challenges are simply challenges. Tales of Power, Carlos Castaneda Recent polls indicate that we Americans may not be learning much.  Maybe we’re regressing, […]

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Why We Have To Be Optimistic

Polls tell us that lots of us are pretty gloomy about the future.  Perhaps it’s the ugly political tensions we’re all observing every day , or maybe it’s the worries about terrorism, or could it be our perceptions about the economy, race, Zika, or global warming?  Or do people agree with Donald Trump that electing […]

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