If you have a society full of people buying crap they can’t afford, retiring with no savings, getting sick and not being able to afford health care, that screws all of us in a major way.
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Learning how to exercise some conscious control of how you express your emotions and intimacy is possibly the most life-changing skill set you’ll ever come across.
Instead, we’re taught how to copy and memorize things — and then promptly forget them. This poorly suits us for sorting through the complexities of adult life.
Anything that requires you to think about what you’re thinking, to have feelings about your feelings, is developing your ability to be self-aware: meditation, talk therapy, journaling etc.
Pretty much anything good in life comes from uncertainty or a state of not knowing. It’s what keeps you humble. Pretty much anything bad in life comes from certainty: complacency, arrogance, prejudice.
It is the ability to manage our own emotions and react to the emotions of others.
People who exhibit emotional intelligence have the less obvious skills necessary to get ahead in life, such as managing conflict resolution, reading and responding to the needs of others, and keeping their own emotions from overflowing and disrupting their lives.
Human beings may seem selfish and illogical during times of crisis, but there is evidence that disasters and crises bring out the best in us.
There are reports and sightings of people from different ethnic backgrounds and countries helping and motivating each other, providing much-needed support.
Communities all across the world are strengthening, with people volunteering to help in every aspect, spreading kindness, hope and charity.
If you’re not sure about a request of your time, start with no.
Yes is your default response when you feel guilty. It’s your time you’re giving up. Don’t feel guilty.