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Cry-Bullies

Some bullies use activism to hide the fact that they enjoy hurting people. You can spot them by how they treat people they disagree with: - name calling and piling on (especially online where they can meld into a crowd of other bullies) - personal attacks (but never...

Teachers are Failing Our Students

We as educators are failing our students on an unacceptable scale. Young men and women are leaving school not knowing ANYTHING functional about the world. Why don't we teach them anything AT ALL about MONEY? Why don't they know the difference between financial assets...

Close to the Surface

Understanding the human experience academically and scientifically is undeniably valuable. The more we learn about the human body and mind, the better our medicines, our cities, our devices, our food, and our technologies become. The problem is this isn't all there...

A or B: “Agree” or “Better”

We frequently find ourselves listening to stories from our friends about things that happen in their lives. They might tell us about a coworker who joined the company at the same time, but somehow thinks they are "better than us" and act like they always have the...

Clearly Define the Problem

Of all the quotes attributed to Einstein, this is probably my favourite: “If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” - Albert Einstein Overlooking the possibility that Einstein never...

Connecting and Relationships

Every human being seeks connection. Without it, we literally die. Babies require physical affection (hugs, kisses, being picked up) in order to grow and develop into empathetic human beings who can recognise other people as other human beings. When a baby gets no...

You Can’t Help Anyone Who Doesn’t Want To Be Helped

It's just impossible. If someone doesn't want help, then there's nothing you can do to help them. In fact, trying to help people who don't want your help can actually make their situation worse, despite your good intentions. How many times have you had the experience...

Vocabulary of Needs

Children are pretty good at expressing their needs both in their body language and their words. Their vocabulary is small, but their needs are much more foundational. As adults we complicate our needs and begin to find it hard to find the exact words we can use to express those needs.