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Some Kidding Aside – There is nothing commendable about simply journeying through life

There is nothing commendable about simply journeying through life. One can stand perfectly still on the conveyor belt of life and still travel from one end to the other with no effort or success whatsoever. Only he is successful who makes marked, specific progress toward the achievement of growth, strength, and stability in the areas […]

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Some Kidding Aside – Do not think of success as the realization of a level of material or emotional gain, but as progress

Fairy-tale thinking, its symptoms are fantasizing, irrational expectations, inactivity, and misplaced effort. It always results in frustration, confusion, anger, hopelessness, and ultimately, a wasted life. Fairy-tale thinking is the philosophical belief that someday, without doing anything, something wonderful is going to happen that will allow us to live happily ever after. The first step toward […]

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Some Kidding Aside – No wrong perpetrated on another person is justified by the wrong they did to you

No wrong perpetrated on another person is justified by the wrong they did to you. You are responsible for your actions independent of other people’s actions. Learn to recognize the childish voices in your head telling you that the other person started it or you had a right to hit them (literally or figuratively) because […]

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Some Kidding Aside – One of the biggest mistakes you can make in life is doing nothing

It’s interesting that of the three basic animal instinctive responses to danger–fight, flight or freeze, most people just freeze when they face a threat. Whether dealing with a health, work, or personal problem, most people’s first reaction is to do nothing. But one of the biggest mistakes you can make in life is doing nothing. […]

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