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Creating narratives to stay sane

Halo

One of my favourite podcasts is You are not so smart and the Halo effect episode last month brings together parts of David McRaney’s books and previous shows in a very entertaining two and a half hours plus.

Frankly, the halo effect scares the hell out of me. It’s impossible to be objective when judging others. No matter how hard you try, if one aspect of a person annoys you then you’ll unfairly judge the rest of their personality or ability.

Go listen to the podcast. It’s great.

PS. yes I noticed the scratched vandalism on the picture above, did you?

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Health Mind

Chosen To Suffer

A mentally ill and severely depressed patient walks from morning mass at a convalescence home. She has been living here for many months because her elderly parents cannot cope with her at home.

She stops the priest who has just offered up the body and blood of Christ in holy mass and asks him, “why am I suffering?” His reply both startles her and frightens her, “You are chosen to suffer for everybody else on this earth”.
She asks him if she will get better and his reply is a short and terse, “I don’t know”.

Where is God? Where is hope?

“You are chosen to suffer for everybody else on this earth”.

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Mind

How to have a nice day

Small Pleasures – sometimes the small things in life are the best.

Continue reading “How to have a nice day”

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Mind

Getting someone to decide

Creating Passionate Users has another interesting article: Getting someone to decide. I just love the comment about the wise man and the kids banging the drums!

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Mind

The definitive collection of idea generation methods

The definitive collection of idea generation methods – I have no idea what to say about this 🙂

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Mind

Installing a new habit and breaking an old one

Installing a new habit and breaking an old one – good, and has pretty pictures for those who want to skim!

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Mind

Techniques To Manage Procrastination

Nice list of tips and suggestions.