An Ode to the Easily-Offended: You Are 100 Percent Responsible for Your Feelings, Whether You Like It or Not
Apr12

An Ode to the Easily-Offended: You Are 100 Percent Responsible for Your Feelings, Whether You Like It or Not

REALITY CHECK: WE AREN’T REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHER PEOPLE Although I’ve said it many times and in many ways before, I feel that, given recent political developments all around the world and the emotional reaction to them, the following bears repeating: We are only responsible for five things in this world: Our personal thoughts, feelings, beliefs, words, and actions. Similarly, we are not responsible, in any way, shape,...

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How to Quit a Job You Hate (And Why You Haven’t Done It Yet)
Jan30

How to Quit a Job You Hate (And Why You Haven’t Done It Yet)

DO YOU HATE YOUR JOB? Do you find yourself daydreaming constantly about how great it would be to quit? Have you ever psyched yourself up to the point where you were about to do just that, only to have gotten “cold feet” at the last minute? And do you still believe, despite the fact that you haven’t done it yet, that someday—hopefully very soon—you’ll find the courage to quit? Well, I have to break it to you: You probably never will....

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Is Happiness Really a Choice? (The Truth About Depression and What You Can Do About It)
Jan21

Is Happiness Really a Choice? (The Truth About Depression and What You Can Do About It)

“HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE” Never before, in the history of the Internet, have I seen four words set off such a firestorm of debate. On one side, we have those who agree with the above statement and believe that happiness is indeed a choice (or an “inside job”, if you will), and on the other, we have those who vehemently disagree and believe that it is a result of external circumstances (or, in other words, what happens to...

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