The Chicken Or The Egg

THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Serbian Nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, in Sarajevo. If you were to ask an average person with basic history knowledge about this event, 99% would tell you this is what “caused World War One.” Perhaps they are right. […]

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Girl Game

GIRL GAME Recently I was catching up with a friend who was trying to decide whether or not to “shack up” with a girl he was dating. “She’s so great,” he told me. “But I’m not sure if I’m totally into it. She’s a few years older than me and wants kids soon, and I’m

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Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance Yesterday my wife lost her job. The day before that I sliced my eye open so badly I spent all day hiding like a vampire from the light. Could hardly write, because to a cut cornea a computer screen is the modern day version of the rack. It was leaking pus all day.

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How To Be A Loser

HOW TO BE A LOSER Everybody wants to be successful. Now, how they define that success might be different. But few people would ever claim that they want to be a loser – even if they’re not willing to put in the effort to change that reality. No, most people tell themselves the same story:

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The Good Side Of Shame

THE GOOD SIDE OF SHAME It had been 67 days exactly. Probably not the longest of my life, but the longest I could remember. And I was proud. I had been going strong. Temptation – when it reared it’s ugly head (a rare thing as of late) – was beaten back with an iron will.

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