Life is a test of strength and endurance. Our purpose is to grow into the person we were always meant to be. There is only one rule: we must do so without harming anyone or anything. Impossible, you say? Maybe so; however, attempting to meet this challenge makes us fully human. Otherwise, we are predators … More Why Human Rights?
I went to a sign waving rally in front of Congressman Ron DeSantis’ office recently. A handful of Trump supporters crashed it before most of us arrived. The contrast between the opposing groups was stunning. We had an extremely diverse group with mostly positive messages of welcoming immigrants in our community. The opposition simply chanted … More Diversity Matters
I’m all for listening to the other side. After all, different people look at things differently. Take vanilla and chocolate ice cream for example. I think they are both great, but I favor chocolate the most. There are people that delight in the first snowflakes of winter, yet I dread them as a prequel to … More Letter to the Other Side
During this past year, many of us have seen the masks disappear from the faces in our social networks. We have been shocked, dismayed, and angered by their betrayal, especially after we worked so hard at building relationships with them despite their overbearing demeanors. Now that they have shown their true colors, we have been … More After Deception
Over 50% of all marriages end in divorce, many of them plagued by the common issues of: Inability to communicate effectively Lack of respect for each other’s feelings Different values and goals Inappropriate conflict resolution tactics Unresolved conflicts sometimes lead to more serious relationship outcomes: Financial troubles Infidelity and STD’s Substance abuse Psychological issues Without professional intervention, … More A Ring Of Fire
Victimizing people to become powerful is just pathetic. When I see an all-powerful leader causing death and despair without the blink of an eye, I wonder how such a thing could happen. Then I realize that tyrants become tyrants by giving their bloodthirsty admirers exactly what they want. Just look at the comments section on … More Bloodlust
Fake news has been around since the beginning of time. Its use tends to come in waves with particularly large outbreaks preceding elections. Though impossible to eliminate, as with any other form of undesirable written or verbal communication, it most certainly can be managed. Take Facebook for example. After reports of fake news having swayed the … More A Response to Fake News
Although they might try to deny it, churches are full of people with a fetish for the forbidden. When you consider the toxic potion of self-righteousness, hypocrisy, and god complex that so-called “houses of worship” have brewed up, it’s easy to see how the sweetness of pure faith can turn into a bitter spirit of … More Who is the Antichrist?
When a teenager gets in trouble with the law, we sometimes blame social maladaptation. In these cases, we observe behavioral issues with the absence of psychological antecedents. Therapy may necessary but insurance companies require diagnosis, so we invent labels such as “conduct disorder.” Yet, the majority of youth with social maladaptation problems do not get … More Social Maladaptation
Everything appears to have come down to an “us against them” mentality as we slip further into a vortex of global social disparity. The self-righteous person might reason that there is a great separation opening up between those who are good and those who are evil, but they only deceive themselves with such logic. Others … More Good People Gone Bad?