Things We “Shouldn’t Talk About” – Immigration, Media & Politics

“It would be irresponsible to avoid the issue just because it’s uncomfortable to talk about.” — Al Franken Last week Trump confused a lot of people, myself included, by insinuating that something awful had happened in Sweden the day before. Was it a terrorist attack? Nope, nothing really remarkable happened. Later he clarified that his statement was referring […]

How Trump Won – By Using 2000 Year Old Principles

“It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero Hindsight is always 20/20 and I honestly didn’t think that Trump would win. However, a blog post written last year by Scott Adams (yes, the guy behind the “Dilbert” cartoons) got me thinking that Trump […]

Hit The Books! – Why I’m Studying Psychology

“I need one of those baby monitors from my subconscious to my consciousness so I can know what the hell I’m really thinking about.” — Steven Wright Before summer I had my heart set on getting into a behavioral science program. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the cut this year. While I’m disappointed, there’s always next year. In the […]

Start With What You Know – One Way To Learn Faster

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” — Marilyn vos Savant We humans are pattern recognizing machines. So, how do we use that to our advantage? Learn one or a couple of things really well. I mean, go really deep into it. School exposed me to a lot of different fields and […]

Let It Go – On Letting People Have Their Stories

“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.” — Abraham Maslow So, I have this thing. It’s a somewhat annoying habit of mine. For some reason I find myself compelled to tell people uncomfortable truths. Especially when they’re based on false beliefs. As I talk on the phone with an […]

Mind The Gap – Between Your Expectations & Reality

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” — Bruce Lee How do you manage life when reality doesn’t line up with your expectations? You might be working on a project by yourself or with others. Each has its upsides and downsides. When you’re […]