Why Worry About the Future
How to cope with anxiety when it won’t do you any good.
We all worry about the future. For instance, right now I am waiting on some contracts that could change my life. It’s a bit nerve wracking. Or it should be. Mostly – I just keep plodding along hoping for the best not really spending much time thinking about it.
How do I manage to stay so calm? Well, practice. Meditation helps, certainly. But I also understand that the best way to ensure a good future is for me to actively work towards it.
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Hate how you feel about others?
You aren’t alone. How reminding yourself that others are human too can help you overcome your hatred/disgust/annoyance regarding others.
I like to joke that I’m a Humanist, which means I like people in the abstract, real people tend to annoy me. But I’ve found that the more I’ve actively tried to practice humanism in my everyday life – like when I’m at the supermarket or in a crowd of people, the less annoyed or frustrated I am with people.
It is very easy to assume you know what motivates another person. But until you talk to them, you don’t really know. And even then, you still don’t.
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Junk Email I like to read
I know it sounds crazy that I would like to read junk email. Because I don’t. Mostly I just delete it all. However, I did get one piece that was extraordinary. I actually read the entire thing. I will not include the link to the sales pitch which was cleverly embedded into the story. And please, don’t send me things like this because most just ends up in my trash folder and if it is not sent there automatically, I send it there myself.
I am only including it here because I like the creativity of it all.
Anyway – here is the email I received.
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The 4 C’s of Humanism
Critical Thinking, Compassion, Courage, Commitment
Defining Humanism is such a difficult thing to do. There is no easy way to say – this is what Humanism is and have that be the end of it. It is a life philosophy. It is vibrant and full of nuance, and that’s why it works so well.
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