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“the good life... is a direction, not a destination... the direction we choose when there is complete psychological freedom”.
- Carl Rogers, On becoming a person.
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June 18, 2020 by Dorian Minors
The least endearing parts of ourselves are often ascribed to 'unconscious processes'. But these processes are typically very poorly defined. With anything so poorly defined, when we turn to face it, we are stymied; we don't know what we're up against. So let's get a better idea.Read more...
June 8, 2020 by Dorian Minors
If you'd believe the slew of recent posts, it's so difficult to 'work ourselves up' to talk to 'the other side' about issues of structural racism that we need to be carefully educated on how to do it. But that these articles have to be so careful in their messaging irks me. That we have to pander at all to notions of 'crossing political divides' and 'engaging in dialogue with each other' on issues so clear cut as this one is frustrating in the extreme. Because they aren't really real.Read more...
May 30, 2020 by Dorian Minors
I bet you've heard of S.M.A.R.T goals. If you haven't you should, and luckily enough I'm going to tell you about it here. But this article isn't about S.M.A.R.T goals. It's about what's underneath. It's about how we consistently miss the point of goals in our quest for success. It's about how that's toxic. And mostly, it's about celebrating ourselves a little more, because that's more important than we seem to want it to be.Read more...
May 13, 2020 by Dorian Minors
The Athenian democracy of Plato's time was a 'truer' democracy than ours. Plato was staunchly against it, and yet his anti-democratic ideas still influence our democracy today. How? The age old dichotomy between 'the many' and 'the few' of Plato's time doesn't really exist anymore. From Plato, to Machiavelli, to Thomas Hobbes, we have devised a new democracy that collapses the two. And it's this change that should give us hope for the future.Read more...