Don’t be afraid of my opinion, because I’m not afraid of yours

I’m fascinated by how many people are terrified to allow someone else an opinion contrary to their own. If someone says/writes/believes something differently than we do, we’re struck with an almost primal need to purge that difference. For some reason which I can’t figure out yet, we’re terrified by differences. The obvious examples are terrorists … Continue reading Don’t be afraid of my opinion, because I’m not afraid of yours

4 reasons to purge the phrase “I’m so busy!”

It’s the battle cry of our generation: "Oh, I am sooo busy!" Find someone who isn’t busy. I dare you. Everyone is. And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a terrible line.  We pull out this phrase for a variety of reasons--maybe proudly or in an attempt to garner sympathy. Maybe as an excuse … Continue reading 4 reasons to purge the phrase “I’m so busy!”

“Being offended” is not as admirable a trait as you may think it is

Taking offense and being insulted have elevated into national pastimes. Find any article posted online anywhere and read (if you dare) the comments. You’ll find a flurry of, “I’m so offended at . . .” or “I can’t believe someone would write . . .” or “Once again, another insulting article has been published by … Continue reading “Being offended” is not as admirable a trait as you may think it is