Living through your children is not the same as loving them. Living through your children means trying to control them, to set the course of their lives–all in the name of “doing what’s best” for them. It’s dishonest. It would … Continue reading
Category: Daily Dose of Reason
A person is depressed when he/she feels that no action is possible to gain control over improving life. Bitterness is the result of anger piled on top of the depression. Bitterness is the attempt of the psyche to reassert itself–through … Continue reading
“Depression” started out as a clinical, psychiatric term. It applied to a pervasive, irrational and consistent feeling that one is helpless and has no control over one’s life and existence. Depression applied to an unfortunate minority of the population. In … Continue reading
Throw the Captain Overboard
The various plans for government to intervene in the mortgage sector, and the economy more generally, are akin to the proverbial rearranging of the chairs on the Titanic. Hillary demands that the chairs all face in one direction so that … Continue reading
USA: Socialist Country?
Do people prefer socialism? Several readers have written in to me, saying that it does no good to oppose candidates with socialist leanings or principles–because these are the leanings and principles that a great majority of Americans want. I’m not … Continue reading
Your Word Matters
Keeping your word matters to others, but even more to yourself. When you keep your word: Others will believe you; others will listen to you; others will help you in a crisis when you need their help; you can rest … Continue reading
Race Is Not The Point
If the civil rights movement had really been such a success, you wouldn’t still hear about the need to continue and/or revive it after nearly 50 years. The persisting claims that racism is alive in a society that is self-evidently … Continue reading
It Takes a Village to Own a House
I have a better idea for the mortgage and banking crisis than the complex notions currently being proposed by politicians. Let’s pass a law stating the following: “Congress shall provide a house for every single American who wants one. Tax … Continue reading
What’s Good for Us Is Good For Them
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are the spokespeople for the political party which most clearly emphasizes the obligation of the individual to sacrifice himself in the service of society. They head the party of altruistic self-sacrifice for the so-called common … Continue reading
Anyone who tells you that something is ideal, but impossible, has suggested that he has given up.
Give Me Your I!
“People who trust in themselves and in their own merits are, as it were, blinded by their own ‘I,’ and their hearts harden in sin.” –Pope Benedict XVI My reply: It takes an “I” to cure cancer, to engage in … Continue reading
An emotion is a decision after the fact. You don’t decide to have an emotion, but its very presence in your psyche is proof that some thinking has already taken place that you can either choose to embrace–or choose to … Continue reading