Goals Not Resolutions

I dislike New Year’s resolutions. How many times have you made a resolution that ended in a fiery disaster? It is not your fault. Resolutions are a form of “cultural procrastination,” according to Timothy Pychyl a professor of psychology at Carleton University in Canada. Humans assume willpower is a character trait that you’re either bornContinue reading “Goals Not Resolutions”

How to Start an Argument

Today I have discovered one of the easiest ways to cause people to lash out on social media is to publicly help a friend financially. My friend owns a small business and like many other small retail stores, Covid-19 shut it down. The business is not on the essential list in my state. In anContinue reading “How to Start an Argument”

The Five Rules of Social Media

Social media is pseudo-social. It is humans through filters of ego or lack thereof attempting to connect with others for self-gain, commiseration, or validation. By remembering that fact and following a few simple rules, your online persona and your human decency will stay intact. First Rule of Social Media Don’t take anything personally. Not all postsContinue reading “The Five Rules of Social Media”