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The Easiest Path to Success At Anything

The Great Paradox Life is a paradox. Often the secret to achieving one’s life goals and becoming the person we want to be can best be achieved by doing the opposite of what conventional wisdom tells you. In finance, The billionaire “Oracle of Omaha”, Warren Buffet says “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy […]

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Nihilism: Is Life a Pointless Waste of Time? Not if I can help it.

What is Nihilism? Nihilism is a complex philosophy. It might normally belong in one of the more esoteric philosophy blogs. My question here refers more towards “Existential Nihilism” which could be simply defined as saying that life has no meaning or value. It’s an idea that is definitely bound to bring up some emotional responses. I want […]

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My Quest For Knowledge and Why I Learn.

  For all the passion we, as humans, have in our desire to understand the meaning of life and all that goes on in the universe, I am sorry to say we will never have the ultimate answer. We no more have the capacity to comprehend the answer than a spider has of learning algebra. […]

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Happiness and Your Perspective on Owning Stuff

Many years ago I was in the antique business. There was a popular saying that stated something to the effect that, “You don’t own your antiques. You are merely their temporary caretaker.” It’s an interesting point of view. I believe it was meant to imply that we should take great care of our special possessions so […]

Happiness Tips From Rudyard Kipling

   Happiness Tips From Rudyard Kipling Today I thought I would just pass this along to you. It says it better than I ever could. ‘If’ – Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you     Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all […]

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Learn to Deal With Adversity. Your Future Depends On It.

It’s How We Feel That Matters Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics at Harvard University has been studying the effects of scarcity, and the results are something that we all need to consider. It seems that the perceived lack of something, is likely to have adverse effects on other areas of our lives, and in ways, you […]

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A Simple Formula for Happiness

One of my readers made an insightful observation regarding one of my posts. He stated that what I was suggesting was simple, but not easy. At the time it didn’t click fully. The statement seemed too terse to have much depth of meaning. In time, I began to appreciate the importance of what he had […]

Two Paths: Which One Leads to Happiness?

Pizza or kale salad? Hmmm. Choices, always choices. From the moment we get up in the morning to the moment we decide whether to “hit the sack”, or not. It’s endless. But the answers to each decision determines our future happiness. How do we make the right ones? There is endless advice out there on […]

How Going Into Debt Can Make You Rich

  Let’s make one thing clear from the start. I am no math wiz, and I am not a financial planner or a finance professional in any way. While, over the years, I’ve taken the time to develop a solid foundation in finance fundamentals, I like my money management to be simple and effective. I […]

How to Become Extraordinary. 3 Simple Lessons.

  I once met a man who was a Nuclear Physicist. It boggled my mind to reflect on what it might take to earn the right to this title. It seemed to me that to be a Nuclear Physicist must be an extraordinary thing. I wondered if there was any chance I could be this […]