Category Archives: thinking

We Don’t Need Influencers; We Need Each Other

Think about the people who have made the most impact in your life. If you’re like me, you’ve probably wasted precious time paying attention to strangers whose faces you recognize: celebrities, “role models,” Influencers (great word — it doesn’t even … Continue reading

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What Will Others Think? Honestly, It Doesn’t Matter

We waste a lot of our lives worrying about what others think of us. It’s not just a social media thing. Long before we courted “Likes” and hearts and smiling emojis, we looked around after we said something, did something, … Continue reading

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Is It Impossible? Maybe Not.

By what age do we stop believing in six impossible things before breakfast? I’m not sure, but I do know that too many of us have not only stopped believing in, and reaching for, impossible things. We also give up … Continue reading

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The Power We All Possess

Most ordinary people feel as if we have no power. I’m not talking the “calm the wind and the waves” and “heal the blind” sort of power. Even the most delusional of earth’s mighty men and women know that they … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Trust Our Own Judgment

It’s amazing — and sad — how little we trust our own judgment. Of course, it’s not unusual. We’ve been trained since childhood to listen to the teacher, follow the pastor, accede to the dictates of the doctor, nod at … Continue reading

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So American — Assigning Value Numbers to People

In the U.S., we pride ourselves on being a classless society, but we’re really not. We have our Hollywood idols, our political royalty, our Silicon Valley Influencers, and a selection of Instagram celebrities who are famous because . . . … Continue reading

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Lies and Darkness, Truth and Light

Lies thrive in darkness, and when the light shines on them, scuttle away like cockroaches. Continue reading

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Peace and Quiet — We NEED These

Some words go together really well, like “cookies and milk,” or “crackers and cheese.” Food aside, another fine pairings of words is “peace and quiet.” And while it’s possible to enjoy cookies without the milk, or crackers without the cheese, … Continue reading

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