Infidelity: It’s not whom you lie with. It’s whom you lie to

A woman reader asks, “How do you react when you find out that your mate has been unfaithful to you?” A question like this is fraught with difficulties. First, the degree to which infidelity, adultery, or unfaithfulness is condemned varies from culture to culture. In much of the world, for example, polygamy is still practiced. Second, the person posing the …

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Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd

Which of these two sayings is true? “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” or “Out of sight, out of mind.” The answer is that both are true. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is true over the short term and “Out of sight, out of mind” is true over the long term. For example, when Charlie’s girlfriend, Betty, is gone …

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Me, Myself, and I

As a kid, when I was asked who I went out to play with, I would reply, “Me, Myself, and I.” I thought it was a cute answer. Little did I realize then how profoundly true my statement was. You see, we are not one person, but three people. The first is the person we were born as. That is, …

There is no right way to do something wrong

About the time of Christ, the Panchatantra was used in India to teach worldly wisdom. In it, it is written, “The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.” So, since ancient times, the problems caused by deception have been recognized. It was understood that deceit severs the bonds of trust. Yet, since then, how …

Importance of Decision Making

I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure How did we arrive at our present circumstances in life? What caused us to become what we are today? Oh, we might have been nudged along by our genetic code, pressed on by our natural inclinations, pressured by our peers, influenced by our environment, and driven by psychological impulses, …

Our imagination surpasses our gifts of reasoning and logic

The man who has no imagination has no wings (Muhammad Ali) The man who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, Muhammad Ali, praised the value of imagination when he said, “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” After all, how can we rise to towering heights, other than by the power of our imagination? Our …

You are not yet what you were meant to be

After opening this newsletter and scanning this article, what is the first question that comes to your mind? Perhaps it is “What is the point or purpose of the article?” When chatting with friends, we often wonder what point they’re trying to make. Yet, we sometimes neglect the most important point of all; mainly the point of our lives, or …

Better than yesterday, worse than tomorrow

How ARE you? The next time someone asks, you may want to reply, “Better than yesterday, but worse than tomorrow!” Did you get it? That simply means that every day is better than the previous one. That’s the way we should live. Rather than growing older with each passing day, we should grow better. And we grow better by becoming …

You can have or be anything you want, but . . .

Most “pop psychology” and self-help books teach that you can be, do, or have anything you want. They deliver this message for a good reason. It’s true! However, while we can be or have anything we want, the same is not true for EVERYTHING we want. There are two reasons for this. First, our resources are limited. After all, we …