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Belief, Instinct, Social Norms, And The Mess Of Personal Psychology

Go with your gut. Trust your instincts. Both wonderful lessons. Often, though, I believe we confuse belief or cultural understanding with instinct. Don’t believe me? Name five differences between men and women off the top of your head. Feel free to write them down. Now…how many of them involve learned behavior? 😉 I bet you… Read More »Belief, Instinct, Social Norms, And The Mess Of Personal Psychology

Stoic Musings: Why What We Believe About Events Upsets Us More Than The Event.

Remember the last time someone upset you?  Did something that really hurt?  Did you stop to ask yourself, Why?  What do I believe about this event that caused the pain? I don’t know if it’s a rare person or not that will ask such a question of themselves.  I only know I began asking myself… Read More »Stoic Musings: Why What We Believe About Events Upsets Us More Than The Event.