Oh Come All Ye of Little Faith

I complained to my dad about something the other week, and he snapped at me: “to whom much is given, much is expected.” He was telling me, basically, to shove it. He reminded me, in so few words, that I can spend my life complaining that I haven’t been given more, or I can actually…

When Yoga Doesn’t Help

Years ago, I received some excellent advice. Like any can-do young person, I’d taken all the odd jobs that came my way. If I saw something at work that needed doing, I’d do it – no complaints. I worked long hours, I held down the fort. I made improvements, I took on extra tasks. I…

Learning the Same Lesson, Over and Over: On Maturation

I get frustrated, a lot. And easily. Someone told me recently┬áthat maturity – real, true maturity – is a combination of three aspects. Truthfully, I think this is oversimplified, but for the purposes of this post, it will do. The aspects: 1. Ability to formulate and achieve goals (Delayed Satisfaction) 2. Impulse Control 3. Acceptance…

Entitlement and…. Brock Turner

Recently, I wrote about entitlement and self esteem. I didn’t write about the dark side of entitlement. Brock Turner. That’s the kind of entitlement where you use other people for your own kicks. Where you don’t even bother to consider the people around you, nor think of treating them with even basic respect. Except I…

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