Category Archives: Contemplation

Gratitude

One of the science teachers at Irving Junior High in Lincoln, Nebraska liked to remind us seventh graders at the time, to never stop learning and to live one’s life with intellectual curiosity, humility, and gratitude. His “hypothesis of happiness” … Continue reading

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Practicality

Design and style are fickle, quirky concepts. On one hand, some of them are based mainly on impulsive flash and pizazz; while, on the other hand, some are primarily utilitarian. These traits apply to stuff and to current modes of … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

Many years ago, my college psychology professor suggested that we should accept the weaknesses and failings of others. There are people who are more like us than we like to admit. There are also wretched people who populate society, some … Continue reading

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Pondering Benevolence

The workings of the human mind are as mysterious as they are ubiquitous. By looking at the face of someone, it’s difficult or maybe impossible to figure out what he is thinking or planning. Each human is a maze of … Continue reading

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Mental Balance And The Capitol Building

I’ve long had a curiosity about the differences between subjectivity and objectivity. I’ve had an innate need to understand the mind and how it interfaces with material objects. Looking within, I analyze the perception I have about the synergy of … Continue reading

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That Inner Critic

Self-reflection is an important attribute in living our lives. Of course, it’s important to be as objective as possible and to also know one’s limits. Too much self-reflection sometimes leads to awakening the inner critic. Like plenty of people, I’m … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

I believe everyone has a dark side of their personality. I don’t believe everyone’s dark side is the same type nor degree. One person’s dark side may include fantasies of committing felonies while another person’s dark side may be the … Continue reading

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