Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why should you be willing to think for yourself?

When we buy in to romance novels and motivational strive-for-success guides – our common societal rulebooks – we barely notice the preconceived expectations coloring our viewpoint.

Frustration and stress are signals ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, August 29, 2011

How can you become aware of your ideal choices?

We have been so well-indoctrinated to society's rules that there are many choices that we never even consider. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, August 26, 2011

How can you recognize your own innermost essential values?

When your heart and head are torn between choices, there is a conflict of values. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What is the ideal pursuit of happiness?

We achieve happiness in the continuous pursuit of ever-more fulfilling integration with our essential ideals. The ideal pursuit of happiness takes only five easy steps: ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, August 22, 2011

What is the source of happiness?

Happiness is not external. In fact, happiness has nothing to do with anyone else. Happiness comes ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Where will we find happiness?

To find happiness, we never need to reach the point where we have more than anyone else. Happiness never requires us to arrive at any end point, because end-oriented thinking is a self-defeating strategy at every moment along the way. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What is happiness?

Happiness is not having more than anyone – or everyone – else. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Why is happiness elusive?

It should be clear enough from all the dissatisfied superstars who turn to drugs and drinking and fighting that having more stuff isn't the key to a happier future.

Today's societal standard valuing competitive consumption as the basis of the American Dream is a set up for ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, August 12, 2011

What's wrong with positive psychology?

The point to be critical of in evaluating the positive psychology approach is neither their happiness formula (as Barbara Ehrenreich seems to conclude in Bright-sided) nor their recommendation that people can be happier if they voluntarily think they can ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What's wrong with positive psychology's Happiness formula?

I'm not convinced that the positive psychology movement is all that beneficial in helping people find their elusive happiness solution, but their use of a formulaic equation is hardly the critical point as Barbara Ehrenreich seems to conclude in Bright-sided. ...READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Why deprecate social science equations?

In Bright-sided, Barbara Ehrenreich is critical of the positive psychology formula for Happiness (H=S+C+V), finding it objectionable because it isn't stated more accurately as H = f(S,C,V). ...READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Why doesn't worry help?

Researchers have shown that repeatedly thinking (worrying) about bad things is as stressful to the body as them actually occurring. Conversely, research has demonstrated ...READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Why do we complain?

We tend to focus on things that go wrong. Perhaps this is a result of our school experience where our teachers and parents were less concerned about what we had learned and "got right" and more focused on what we got wrong. ...READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.