All posts tagged "self improvement"

  • Are You An Elitist?

    No group is more hated, despised, and pilloried in America today than the elites. The elites seem to be public enemy number one. Every social problem, from the growth in inequality to the war in Afghanistan, has...

    • Posted July 14, 2017
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  • Why The Fourth Of July Is Still Worth Celebrating

    This weekend people around the country will be gathering together with family and friends, organizing cook-outs, traveling to sun-drenched beaches, in short, enjoying themselves in recognition of the America’s first step toward becoming a new nation, in...

    • Posted June 30, 2017
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  • How To Become A World-Class Wit

    It has occurred to me lately that there is an abundance of comedy, a great deal of snark, a surfeit of indignation, and an endless mine of hate in the public sphere. But there is very little...

    • Posted June 2, 2017
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  • Is Friendliness Possible With All Your Political Opposites?

    This may be one of the most pressing questions of our time. Some weeks ago I wrote about hypocrisy and the forces that push us toward it. That article was concerned mostly with being true to your...

    • Posted June 1, 2017
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  • Why You Should Think Like Plato—Sometimes

    The Greek philosopher Plato was a native of Athens. Born in 427 B.C.E, he was of distinguished aristocratic lineage on both his mother’s and father’s side. He came of age during a time of extraordinary change and...

    • Posted May 26, 2017
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  • How To Dress Well Without Trying

    Every woman’s crazy for a sharp dressed man. So goes the popular tune by ZZ Top. There is much truth in it. Women respond well to men who wear nice clothes and look good in them. You...

    • Posted May 19, 2017
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  • 3 Leadership Lessons From The Roman Emperor Julian

    The Roman Emperor Julian, also known as Julian the Apostate, was born in 330 C.E. He was the nephew of Constantine the Great, the first emperor to be baptized into the Christian faith (the actual baptism occurring...

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • The Trouble With Happiness

    I was walking down the street the other day when I was assailed by two Mormon missionaries. “What makes you happy?” one of the young women asked. The question was posed as an introduction to what I...

    • Posted May 5, 2017
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  • How To Face A World That Has No Boogeymen

    While on the patio of a favorite restaurant, having my wine and enjoying the rare sunshine that comes to these parts, I overheard a conversation among a group of three middle-aged men seated next to me. One...

    • Posted April 21, 2017
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  • How To Socialize As A Non-Believing Couple

    One of the most irritating things about people of faith is their presumption. They assume that nearly everyone they encounter believes as they do. While in conversation with a religious next door neighbor or colleague at work,...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • How To Avoid Hypocrisy

    I find it nearly impossible nowadays to go more than two weeks without touching on some matter related to politics. Politics has always been a product of culture; but until recently the former has been mundane and...

    • Posted April 7, 2017
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