via TED: Older People Are Happier

by - m on 09/24/2016

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Here’s the link:
Laura Carstensen: Older People Are Happier

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Before Stephen King became Stephen King

from The Writer’s Almanac.org

He took a job teaching high school, and that inspired him to write about a troubled and telekinetic teenage girl.
But he decided his story was worthless and threw it out.
His wife, Tabitha, took it out of the trash, read it, and thought it was promising.
She told him to keep writing, so he did, and Carrie was published (1974).
It didn’t get great reviews,
but it went on to sell more than 4 million copies.

What do you care what other people think?

-m

 

A Case For Insanity?

by - m on 09/22/2016

monkey banana life

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Beware the normal boss. 

He’s the one who can manage things under normal circumstances. 
The past has served him well and he wants to preserve it. He doesn’t deal well with change or uncertainty or novelty.
 
Perhaps it’s time for a dose of insanity.

Psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi (in his book A First-Rate Madness) argues that at least in one sense insanity produces good results and sanity is the problem. Ghaemi states in his introduction:
 
In times of crises we are better off being led by mentally ill leaders than by mentally normal ones.
 
So the next time that you think the bosses have lost their minds, it may be that they are too normal for the circumstances.
 
That’s just crazy.
 

– m

 

 

The Six Deadliest Words…

by - m on 09/21/2016

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“I Just Don’t Feel Like It.”

(Do it anyway).

-m

 

There Are No Right Answers

September 20, 2016

(image from gapingvoid.com)   There are no right answers… …only choices. Choose wisely -m    

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