Category Archives: Lessons from History

The Unanticipated Consequences of Unfettered Emotions

“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” ― Jean Racine The chart in the previous post showed a general trend toward very negative emotions and behaviors among those having Closed Comfort Bubbles and Control issues.  It … Continue reading

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Funny Things That Happened on the way into March

“Laughing, like elation, seems to help people think more broadly and associate more freely, noticing relationships that might have eluded them otherwise…” – Daniel Goleman And it is about this time of year when we long for a much-needed bit … Continue reading

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Life in the Time of Postmodernism

“(It) may be the most loathed concept ever to have emerged from academia” – Aaron Hanlon A right nice recommendation, one might say.  Even the title of this recent article from Quartz, “Everyone hates postmodernism – but that doesn’t make … Continue reading

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When Truth Isn’t Truth

“This is going to become a bad meme.“ – Chuck Todd (NBC interview) A bad meme, indeed.  It’s bigger, way bigger than that.  On the good side, the meme throws a spotlight on the fact that we really do live … Continue reading

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There Is No Gravity. Things Fall.

I really didn’t know where to begin on this one. Well, actually, how to continue because I had already begun laughing hysterically. The post title derives from a comment by a person who recently attended a Flat Earth Conference in North … Continue reading

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Of Verbs, Circles, and the Cultural Mean

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” – A child’s desperate retort. Remember that refrain? Seems like a necessary staple that runs through every pre-adolescent’s life, reinforced by helpful friends and parents desperate to … Continue reading

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Instant Inconsistencies

“Damn the torpedoes inconsistencies, full speed ahead!” – Just about Everybody. Formula 1 has its Silly Season (rumors about which driver is moving to which team), but traditionally that happens only near the end of each year’s races.  It appears … Continue reading

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