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High & Low Agency

Q: If you were detained in a third-world prison who would you call to get you out?A: That’s the most high-agency person you know.  “Agency” refers to someone’s capacity to exert power.  When someone is… Read More »High & Low Agency

Birthday Advice

Q: What’s some wisdom to help celebrate another year of living?A: Here’s some short-and-sweet insights: Time will begin to move faster, and your body a bit slower. Do what you can to enjoy little moments throughout… Read More »Birthday Advice

Knowing What You Want

Q: Why aren’t people happy when they get what they want?A: Because they’re borrowing other people’s definitions.  Many people want love, success, wealth, freedom, and health. And it would seem, to achieve any one of… Read More »Knowing What You Want

Imaginary Problems

Q: How many of my problems are imaginary? A: More than you might think In the book Chicken Soup For The Soul, Nadine Stair (an 85 year old woman from Kentucky) shares a remarkable piece of… Read More »Imaginary Problems

A Pledge to One Another

Q: Is separation supposed to be the norm?A: No, we’ve drifted from notions of covenant and “death do us part” I was shocked the other day by this sentence out of America’s founding document: “And… Read More »A Pledge to One Another

Hell Yeah or No

Q: How can I reestablish important priorities in my life? A: The HYoN method of reviewing opportunities. Derek Rivers is the author of a fascinating little book titled, “Hell Yeah or No”.  In it, he describes… Read More »Hell Yeah or No

Headphones at The Gym

Q: What is an unintended (negative) consequence of increased productivity? A: Loss of community and sharing ideas in person Arnold Schwarzenegger is the greatest bodybuilders of his time, and arguably one of the best of all-time. He… Read More »Headphones at The Gym