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On Comparison

On Comparison

“You are so impressed by this rather silly notion of happiness [being] based on good fortune…nothing is miserable unless you think it so, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.” ~ Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy I recently heard on the radio that 55% of teens feel...

The Discomfort of Change

The Discomfort of Change

“Not until there is resistance to the compulsion, and blocking of the discharge reaction, does the undetermined element become conscious as ‘pain’. ~ Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id Lately I have been thinking about change. It terrifies us, it thrills us, we chase and avoid it. Whatever...

On Possessions

On Possessions

On this ‘Black Friday’ let us consider our relationship to possessions. For they are more than simple objects; we use them as evidence of our identity, status, taste, & wealth. Thorstein Veblen in ‘Conspicuous Consumption’ links our need for display to our ancestors.  Comparing a modern fancy car to...

Occam’s Razor, for Negative Thoughts

Occam’s Razor, for Negative Thoughts

The Problem: As human beings we are storytellers. This has given us a rich world in books, TV and movies. Unfortunately, we also apply this love of storytelling to our own lives. Often, there is some occurrence that we don’t fully understand. Rather than waiting for things to be...

Changing our Perspectives (Epictetus)

Changing our Perspectives (Epictetus)

“Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of things. Thus, death is nothing terrible, else it would have appeared so to Socrates. But the terror consists in our notion of death, that it is terrible. When, therefore, we are hindered, or disturbed, or...

The Courage to Be

The Courage to Be

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Alison Wegner Podcast

Alison Wegner Podcast

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