Perspective is Everything

Shifts in Perspective My numbering and the date I started posting daily (September 19th) are not matching up, so I am going to go with the date and write three more. I assume I screwed up the numbering. I doubt the calendar is wrong. It is funny how much of a role...

The Incoherence of Perfection

Perfection Doesn’t Exist Over the course of the last year have talked about perfection a lot on this blog and the podcast. We’ve looked at how it will keep you from trying, how it is unattainable, how it is the enemy of the good. Stuff like that. More than anything...

A Perfect Life

A Perfect Life, A Perfect Lie There is no time in life where everything magically comes together and we are problem free. Things are not just going to get easy at some point. No matter how well you live, how wise your decisions are, or how smart you are, difficult...

Flooded

It’s easy to forget that our mind can only deal with one thing at a time. Much like a movie on a reel, things run together so quickly that they look like a continuous stream. A bunch of static shots looks like moving pictures. I can tell this is happening when I feel...

Don’t Turn It Into Something

“You don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you.” Marcus Aurelius Don’t Turn It Into Something Most things are pretty small when we get down to it. Something happens. We like it or we don’t like it, even though it has nothing to do with us....

Believing in Belief

Believing in Belief I am a big fan of believing in stuff. I think belief is necessary to our existence as humans. We all believe in something. I have a hard time ranking these beliefs in terms of believability or likelihood. I know that we live in a time where reason...

Tying Your Boat

I used to do a lot marital and premarital counseling before I realized that I am not smart enough for it. There are too many plates spinning for me. I like one-on-one relationships where I can be very honest with people without having to worry about their partner...

A Smile in Your Heart

A Smile in Your Heart So, a middle finger in your heart is not the best way to go. This seems obvious. It is disingenuous and dishonest and will eventually come out in passive aggressive ways. But how does one develop a true smile in their heart? How do we cultivate a...

A Middle Finger in Our Heart

Oh man, only 9 left. I am looking forward to taking a break from it now that I have it set in my mind. Building on the topic of honesty from the day before yesterday. I struggle with the idea of smiling through anger and just patting people on the back when you want...

If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

If You Can’t Say Something Nice… This post began rattling around in my head because I wanted to start an experiment in my life where I didn’t say anything negative or critical of anyone or anything for 30 days. I am a positive and supportive person, but it feels like...

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