Slip Sliding Away

There are far too many mornings when I wake up and find myself searching for a specific inspiration before looking forward to the events or non-events of the day. My inclination to write is dwindling at a pace that is concerning, because it was part of a bigger picture ideal that I held on to …

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Resilience is not cheap 

I've watched some emerge stronger from harrowing ordeals, while others crumble from comparatively minor setbacks. This made me wonder what it is that makes some resilient while others remain fragile? Sometimes it's the final straw that makes us appear weak when we crumble from a seemingly petty incident, while others have no insight into how …

The Iceberg Effect (Take II)

My somewhat poor attempt at describing the iceberg effect in my previous post compelled me to take a second stab at it. I think I over complicated it previously, so here's a (hopefully) shorter but clearer explanation of what I think is an important concept to grasp. If we view the progression of our efforts …

Taken for Granted

It's not always a bad thing to be taken for granted. It really all depends on who is taking you for granted, doesn't it? When we incline towards selflessness, being taken for granted is comforting. It means that those around us find us to be dependable for what it is that they need from us. …

Self-serving Subservience 

There's a natural assumption that suggests that those that serve others are selfless in their intentions. It's not an unfair assumption either, because the visible actions of people lead us to judge the way we wish we would be judged under similar circumstances. It's that age old wisdom of seeing our faults in others. But …