On The Topic of Happiness

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Since I'm on the topic of happiness, I want to share old motivational blurbs I found while going through old material. The first one resides in the Love's Dialogue Facebook group, and the second one in a personal post. Both reflect times when my mortal form needed to rediscover happiness and mindfulness. Rediscovering happiness Sunday [...]

On Generational Conflict and Happiness

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On my daily worries about social issues, I happened upon the idea of generational conflict and happiness and how it affects the acceptance of misinformation, and therefore, social well-being. And while the current generation lacks accountability for their shortcomings, much of their failure is on their parents. What would Hitchens say about all the nonsense [...]

On Doubting Everything

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Doubting everything you hear or read isn't thinking critically; it's cynicism; it's as wrong as accepting everything you hear and read. Critical thinking is a complex process that (itself) requires a metacognitive commitment to thinking and all the mechanisms involved in forming ideas; it's thinking about thinking. Toxic Doubt By definition, critical thinking must be [...]

The Day After Christmas

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Santa On the day after Christmas I'll run all through your housedrinking whiskey with Santachasing after that mouse When we catch him we'll pet him and give him kisses too Then we'll pour some more whiskey and wait naked for you The children won't see me as I'm not here for themBut the lies that [...]