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Thinking About Optimism

I wonder if having an optimistic outlook on life is mostly inborn or learned.  Our personalities are complicated.  Psychologists are not precisely sure whether optimism can be successfully learned or if a sunny disposition is part of some people’s general … Continue reading

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Blind Spot (review)

I love a good challenge to my preconceived beliefs now and then.  So, when I stumbled upon the new book by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald, I just had to check it out. Their book Blind Spot: Hidden … Continue reading

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Assumptions

We think of our place in the universe and the solar system, in particular, as quite stable and reliable.  We assume that the sun will rise again tomorrow and that our planet will be pretty much the same.  At least … Continue reading

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Angry Folks

A couple of weeks ago, the anger was overwhelmingly present here in the heart of the United States.  Some people were defaced with unhappiness and heavy with mental upset.  Plenty of people were openly and vociferously resentful.  They had certainly … Continue reading

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