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“Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart” by Dr. Mark Epstein

Afflicted as we are with a kind of psychological materialism, we are concerned primarily with beefing ourselves up. Self-development, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-expression, self-awareness, and self-control are our most sought after attributes. But Buddhism teaches us that happiness does not come … Continue reading

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“The Up Side of Down” by Megan McArdle

I tell them what it took me years to learn myself: they should give themselves permission to suck. It is easy to begin once you have accepted that what you produce may not be very good, and that this is … Continue reading

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“Citizenship in a Republic” Point and Counterpoint

I memorized parts of Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship in the Republic” delivered in Paris in 1910 following his presidency. We learned it as “Man in the Arena”. It strongly praises the actions of “doers” and denounces naysayers and others that … Continue reading

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Concepts on Personal Responsibility. Men’s Health

There is comfort in the advice of others. Good advice without execution is just that, advice. “Think Like a Freak” goes into greater depth about the Sunk Cost Fallacy. This concept is a force that many of us feel on … Continue reading

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“What Failing at the CrossFit Games Can Teach You About Success” by Val Wright

I read this short article after performing the first workout of the 2015 CrossFit Games. One of my main purposes for doing this blog is to consolidate and link my thoughts and ideas between the books, articles, and insights I have on … Continue reading

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“Creativity, Inc.” by Ed Catmull

Large organizations, at least in my experience, become rigid and set in their ways. It’s not that they don’t want to be creative, but the bureaucracy makes it so difficult for creatives or others with good ideas to affect meaningful … Continue reading

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