All of us are duplicitous by nature. There is the person we allow the world to see and then there is the one we keep hidden and to ourselves. All people live in this duality and for many, it causes a constant struggle. Two paths are presented to us. One is the high road and the other is the low and they are based on the moral decisions that we make each moment of every day. Read more...(443 words, 4 images, estimated 1:46 mins reading time)
It is sad that most people experience some sort of pain on a daily basis because of the selfish, thoughtless behavior of others that has been
occurring throughout time. Just as there have probably been people like me, who have realized the pain that we might have caused others, not only by what we said to or about someone but also by the things we didn’t say or the small acts we didn’t do, when they might have made all the difference to someone else’s outlook on life and experience. It amazes me that so much anger and unhappiness could be avoided in life if we would just take a moment to say the kind word or do the thoughtful act for someone. These are the little pieces of hell we perpetrate on ourselves and others throughout our lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We always have a choice. Read more...(746 words, 4 images, estimated 2:59 mins reading time)
It is in our nature to judge others, we do it naturally, judging someone else’s behavior, actions, motives or past. It is a biological need to do this because it will help protect you from harmful situations and people and of course this is important to your survival.
It really jumps out at you when you observe people being judgmental about the behavior of others. It seems that today the judgments of others are high and the reactions to others are based on blind judgment and hate, it stands out and makes you wonder why it is that way. When you judge someone else in this manner you define yourself, not them. I think it is important to remember this. Read more...(495 words, 4 images, estimated 1:59 mins reading time)
Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
by Jonathan Hilton Day 40
When I read this question I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. My answer is neither but not because I have anything against genius or even anything against a simpleton, (whatever that means).
I assume the question is designed to make you feel like genius comes with worry and if you are a simpler person you will experience joy. I reject the question as biased and borderline offensive. Here are my thoughts. Read more...(759 words, 7 images, estimated 3:02 mins reading time)