Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Aug 7, 2020
Moll Flanders is a beautiful woman who has the determination to succeed because of her greed and discontentment from being a servant. She went on to marry many men, some wealthy, some not, and she continued to live many lives -- as a thief, a wife, an escort, and so much more.
This internationally known tennis championship is held in late June or early July.
It is one of the four annual Grand Slam tennis events along with the Australian, French, and U.S. Opens. It is the only one still played on natural grass.
People are socially influenced by others, and change their behaviours in order to get along or fit in with the people around them. This involves agreeing with the majority, acting like everyone in a group, or behaving in a certain way to appear normal or ‘with it’ by the peers.
Conformity is basically yielding to group pressure, like when you go to watch a movie with office colleagues and do not like it at all, but may conform to the group by pretending to like it.
Landing your dream job can come with downsides, especially if your passions involve jobs with routine day-to-day tasks that you are less passionate about.
For example, you may expect to create fascinating algorithms in artificial intelligence jobs that will solve big problems but end up doing routine data collection and cleaning tasks.
Our feelings are hard at work. In 1983, Arlie Russel Hochschild defined labour as requiring one to "induce or suppress feeling in order to sustain the outward countenance that produces the proper state of mind in others."
Clear examples of emotional labourer are therapists and other healthcare professionals, communications professionals, and educators. But we all do emotional labour when we empathise with our customers or plan a project at work.
Carol Dweck, the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, identified two ways of thinking.
We either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. The people with the former believe that they are born with certain abilities and those are what determines their capacity in achieving success while the people with the latter believe that their abilities are built and developed over time.
Even if you've missed a day or two it's important to remember that every day is a new day and yesterday has nothing to do with today.
Let yourself live and learn how to not beat yourself up because of missed habits. Life is too short to live with burden.
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