Tag: behavior

The Mask or the Person

The majority of us want to be liked by other people. We do things every day that aim to impress others. What exactly that takes depends on the other person. The process has side effects, positive or negative. Rather than do things that make us impressive, we look […]

Love on Purpose

When you hear the word love, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A spouse, child, or family member? How about a friend? Maybe it is not a person at all. People love food, things, and weekends too. It is arguable that the word is often […]

Silence of a Critic, part 1

When I worked in the construction industry, one of my first projects was a building renovation. I was given instructions and then a sledgehammer. I beat the mess out of that place. I was eighteen years old at the time, and I thought to myself, people get paid […]

Am I your Mirror?

Whenever we are interacting with others, how they treat us greatly impacts the way we treat them and vice versa. Not always, but for this reason people often resemble mirrors. I don’t think we try to be that way. But how we are treated greatly influences our behavior, […]

A Life of Excellence, part 10

This virus has brought our society to its knees in many ways. In my lifetime, I’ve never seen things come to this. The reaction that governments and businesses all over the world are taking to minimize the spread of this virus has left many in shock. I’ve also […]

Keep Away!

Social distancing has become popular since the spread of a new virus. I am accustomed to shaking hands with many people I know, either during a greeting or as a means of saying congratulations. I recently heard the announcement of someone who made plans to retire in the […]

For the Love of Toilet Paper

In all my life, I’ve not heard that many jokes about toilet paper. However, ninety-nine percent have been within the last two weeks. I’ve lived through snowstorms where people bought out certain shelves like milk, bread, and canned goods. Now I can say I’ve been through one hurricane […]

Will I Break Today

The night before a trip with my family, we stayed at a hotel in a city near the cruise port. When we got up in the morning, we went down to the dining area for the continental breakfast. My father sat at the table on a chair with […]

Learn to be Human

One could argue that we are all born human beings so that makes us human automatically. True. But it is also true that some humans act in the most inhumane ways, which is why I say we must learn to be human. There is an inner struggle between […]