Ever tried to catch a shadow? I remember as a kid seeing shadows, mine and other people’s and playing a game with them. Looking back, the best term is probably Shadow Tag. I’d try to jump on the shadow to get either the shadow or the person to stop moving. I truly believed I could… Read More »Shadow Games of Belief and How We Self-Sabotage
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
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.