We all have negative experiences. It’s not uncommon for many of us to think of these as having external causes, which usually means we think they are other people’s fault; effectively, we can end up blaming others for experiences we don’t enjoy. Continue reading
What do you call a morbid parrot?
As I’ve mentioned before, honesty has always been paramount to me. I would often tell people that I don’t care what they do, as long as they tell me about it. In recent months, I’ve had several epiphanies around my obsession with honesty. Continue reading
I’m learning about how fluid and powerful perceptions are. They shape our experiences and profoundly affect our emotional states. We never know anything for certain, as even things we witness firsthand can have multiple explanations or interpretations. Our understanding of our existence and the events within it is much more in our control than we generally realize – or want to admit. Continue reading
In the last few weeks, I’ve oscillated between intense pessimism and optimism. I’ve dealt with these cycles for much of my life, and I have learned the advantages of both over time. Ultimately, I think the goal is to find a state between the two for the most part, but when we are faced with unknowns, it’s natural to be drawn away from center. Continue reading
The phrase “I’m sorry” has two core meanings. One is expression of regret or remorse for an action on the speaker’s part, and the other is an expression of condolences and sympathy. Continue reading
My biggest pet peeve is when people use the phrase “pet peeve”.