Thinking About What Matters: Victim or Survivor?

We live in dangerous times; times made more dangerous by the use of history to bolster victimhood. Emotional Fitness Training Thoughts When did your ancestors step out of slavery? Or perhaps they were the strong and powerful of their era and captured, sold or bought slaves? Do you own both sides or use history to bolster …

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Rants About the Election? Prejudice At Work? Perhaps

The recent political debates have led to an unceasing outpouring of negativity. There is far too much naming calling, character assassination, hand wringing, and fear mongering going on. As Thoreau notes when we ruminate on thoughts, they get embedded in our being and dominate our lif=ves. This has led to lumping individuals according to what …

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Generalizations Cloud Reality – An Exercise to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Six blind men felt up an elephant and described what  they  personally felt this. Commonly known as the False or Hasty Generalization, Lonely Fact Fallacy or  Statistics of Small Numbers, the blind men drew their conclusions based on a partial sampling of the whole. When you draw a conclusion based on a small sample you are …

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Depth Charged Thinking Gets To The Good Life

With all the broadcasting of terror we face every day, we need to think deeply, but only about what matters. Nature creates and destroys. Nature is embedded in our being, which is why the causes of today and every day violence are deep and tangled and keep violence rooted in human history. Pain or fear …

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