Thursday, September 29, 2011

Why is creative thinking important?

In a world of rote memorization and multiple choice tests, the focus is on recognition of what is already known. Memorization fails ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Why are readers more creative thinkers?

Okay, here's my latest theory: Readers are more creative thinkers because they take the time to evoke an entire world with their thoughts. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What will tomorrow be?

You can't use yesterday's blueprints and manual tools to shape tomorrow.

Today's world is a fluid place. Imaginary lines drawn on the globe no longer represent intergroup boundaries. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Why do Americans still feel 9/11 pain?

The great wound of the fallen Towers is healing into a reflecting park and new business places, just like any physical injury recovers with time. But the national psyche still aches, burdened with unresolved emotional distress. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, September 16, 2011

How powerful is the imagination?

Writing The 9-1-1 Call was an interesting experience. As I worked on the president's initial response speech, as I often do while searching for words to express the scene I am constructing, I took his outstretched hand and clenched it into a fist, intending to evoke the power of his heartfelt commitment. Instead, as I held and reverberated that hand, tightened in imagined fervor, I experienced an enormous physical reaction. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What options do we have?

We all know the actuality of the 9/11 we lived a decade ago and the world that has resulted from the choices of that day. I wonder, though, how different the world today would be if different choices had made up the reality we lived that day. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Where can we find the CommonUnity of community today?

The falling Towers of 9/11 proved how inextricably connected we all are. In the aftermath, not just NYC but the entire country – indeed, the whole wide world – drew together in common unity.

Sadly, for most Americans, that initial sense of community imploded nearly as quickly as two Towers collapsing. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, September 12, 2011

What's the common unity of CommonUnity?

The universe is a closed system. There is no external input or output. What goes around comes around in a most literal sense: Every molecule is composed of atoms that were once part of something else.

At our most elemental level, we are ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What can grow out of our 9/11 legacy?

A decade ago yesterday, I began teaching the energy-based living theory that has evolved into SocioEnergetics, and the very next day, the world changed. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What can Congress learn today?

No political party has a monopoly on wisdom, and no individual has a monopoly on wisdom. If we put our best brains together, we’ll get a better solution.
~ TN Congressman Jim Cooper in a CBS Early Show interview
Jim Cooper of TN is providing a voice of reason and a responsible perspective  ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, September 9, 2011

How can we become happier?

Seeking happiness is a never-ending pursuit – not because we must come out on top of everyone else before reaching the happiness goal but because ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What should Congress do?

Open letter to Congress, the President, and the American people: Doing nothing is not an option. Being obstructionistic is counterproductive. We constituents deserve better from our elected officials. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What's the point of the pursuit of happiness?

The point of pursuing happiness is not some destination endpoint but rather the process itself.

There is no end point where we arrive at the ultimate happiness goal. Pursuing happiness as a singular, isolated goal can only lead to disappointment. Each "end" point we aim for is ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, September 5, 2011

How can you aspire to be more?

Deep within, we don't yearn for more in the quantitative sense of more income, more prestige, more things; rather we yearn for ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, September 2, 2011

How can you choose to be the best YOU that you can be?

Conforming to societal standards requires us to agree to be what someone else values. The social status quo values those in power over anyone else. Certain people and groups are considered to be the in-crowd while others are put down.

In this way, every social hierarchy holds some people to be more valuable than others. ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.