life lessons

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

Rose Thorns & Realizations

So simple to get caught in the net of bad stuff. Oh, no, some horrible thing on the news! Our political framework is collapsing around us! Tyrants and terrorists everywhere! Quick question. How tired are you at the end of the day? Ever wonder if maybe it’s because we spend so much time focused on… Read More »Rose Thorns & Realizations

5 Lessons Playing Minecraft in Hardcore Taught Me About Life

Ah, video games.  Most of them, I’m easily bored with, as they either force me through a story, or have no story and pointless objectives, and I get easily lost and don’t care.  Then there’s Minecraft.  That silly little eight-bit sandbox revolution that seems to have taken over the world.  Thank you, Notch and Mojang.… Read More »5 Lessons Playing Minecraft in Hardcore Taught Me About Life