Making Your Own Opinions

Tuesday May 5, 2015 #722 “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” ~Mark Twain Given the infectious ability of modern social and other media to create public perceptions of people, events, and ideas, it is...

Happiness

Thursday April 3, 2014 #615 “If we only wanted to be happy, this would soon be done. But we want to be happier than others and that is almost always difficult, because we see them happier than they actually are.” ~Charles de Montesquieu The path to...

The Lenses We Wear

Thursday March 6, 2014 #607   “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”   ~Henry David Thoreau   We all know the “glass half-full” and “glass half-empty” comparison of optimists and pessimists.  However, the power...

Distorted Perceptions

Tuesday August 13, 2013 #549   “I’ve discovered, on more than one occasion, that my single-mindedness has distorted my perception and left me susceptible to becoming blind-sided from something outside my field of view.”   ~Jerry Downs   We are taught that to...