I have never met my soon-to-be brother-in-law, and possibly never will.He's never introduced himself, is unlikely to do so, and has ignored my attempts to introduce myself.Nobody else in the family…Continue
By popular request elsewhere:Have you ever wondered what self-made millionaires have that the rest of us don't? I mean the ones born without money or connections; the ones who truly started from the…Continue
"That's great that you want to do better.
It's natural for men to have a will to dominate. It's also natural for humans to be egocentric. You grow into a higher level of consciousness not by rejecting your natural tendency to take…"
"Women are frustrated with their men for the same reason they're frustrated with their children: how they condition us to behave is not the way they want us to behave.
They have no idea they're doing it, and if they did, they would…"
"Yes, it's possible to change your personality. Over time, it's an inevitability. Mostly, people become more of what they already are. Water flows down the path of least resistance and so do personalities as they evolve. But it is also…"
"They're not usually "true" sociopaths (see explanation below), they simply share certain personality traits that are not particularly dangerous in and of themselves.
Some of those are advantageous, like not responding to tragedies or…"
"It depends on the sociopath, the context, and how you define "advantage". Someone mentioned guys in prison. Those are "low-functioning sociopaths". Politicians are "high-functioning sociopaths"; they test for…"
"Dakota, it sounds like you might be a little overwhelmed, and not surprisingly so. You've some profound life-changes happen to you in quick succession.
It is not unusual for that situation to trigger anxiety and then depression. I am deeply…"
"Only part of this interview is immediately relevant:
Dr Marc Faber's claim to fame is having called the Asian financial crisis and gotten his clients out before it was too late, saving them the financial losses that were typical…"
"Howdy, Morgan. You're right that it's your own self-consciousness. The other guys don't look at you and think "Hey, look at the little weakling over there. Ha hah!" You do that to yourself. That's a self-esteem and body…"
"Sorry this happened to you, Bud. You seem to be taking it better than many of the dudes who post otherwise similar posts. I hope that's true.
I agree with most of what has been said but I'll say it myself just to add my 2 cents to a few…"
"+1 Good work Todd.
I feel it a waste of energy to type or even talk-to-text anymore on this thread. Somewhere on the blog is something about circle of influence. . . that's a pretty big deal. Too bad most people don't see the value…"
"Rob, For the life of me, I cannot comprehend why you would laboriously--verbosely, even--go through this long-winded explanation of your situation, and then expect that because you put this little disclaimer, "I'm not looking for…"
"I'm sure you'll understand if I don't give a damn what you think about my approach to parenting. What would you know about it? Keep working on that "societal pressure" campaign. You might ought to bank a…"
"Hey, I wasn't the one who brought up Fascism, but when it reared it's ugly head I knee jerked the first one to come to mind. H was raised by a devout Catholic mother and a father who was a doubter. He was against the church, but he knew…"
"I was hurt by my grandparents and two cousins and one
father figure. I was abused from 4 to 15 on and off.
Some how I made it through the bad stuff. I was married at 21 and divorced at 33 and then married at 35 and divorced at 44. …"
"Ah, this is the way of religious. "I only surround myself with a bubble of things that enforce my beliefs. I will not expose myself to anything that threatens them, else the balloon might deflate."
I think you won't…"