The Stanford Prison Experiment showed how easy it is for someone to feel trapped and like a prisoner when they have all the freedom in the world. How often do we feel trapped and without options?
The bad news is that there is so little in this world that we have control over. The good news is that there is so little in this world that we have control over.
In a world where everything flies at us at the speed of light, it is easy to think that happiness can be a replacement for peace. It's certainly quicker to attain, just watch your favourite TV show for 30 minutes. However, it is easier to lose as well. Happiness is the wrong goal and a wasted pursuit.
In 2 days the FCC will vote on net neutrality - It will be a similar vote process to the DNC primary last year, and will have a similar impact on the world. If you like the internet, watching Netflix, and not having your ISP tell you which sites to go to, please follow the steps in the post.
It's harder to talk to people about what is right, than what is wrong. And we wonder why we're not happy.
At the end of the day, there is one reason, and only one that you won't work at the goals you want to achieve. You want to do other things more. If you do want to meet your goals, start with just 15 minutes today. The worst case scenario is that you have spent 15 minutes doing something you want to do.
Practice is what they do to get better so when they meet their teams or get into the environment where we can apply new tricks they are ready to go. And there, in a nutshell is the differentiating factor - practice improves the individual, rehearsal improves the group.
If there is something you can work on, practice it and then take it to rehearsal to see how it can work to improve the team or group. Don't wait until a skill is needed, bring the solution before the problem arises. The worst case scenario is that you improve yourself, and that is never a bad thing.
I believe that the #thoughtsandprayers phenomena is just one more symptom of Covfefe disorder where we want to move on quickly to the next thing, but we also want to feel we've done something. We need to slow down.
In a world of pitchfork and torch carriers, dare to be the person who questions. Be the voice of reason. Like Sir Bedevere in the Monty Python sketch, you may find the mob are right, but what if they are wrong and you are one of them?