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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Trolls

Hopefully, we’re starting to build a case to understand how change happens. At the individual, granular level it occurs through a slow, mostly unconscious process triggered by a change in the opinions of those your respect. 590 more words

Not Trump

Sod Murphy...

While Murphy’s law says that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong (eventually), Sod’s law requires that it always goes wrong with the worst possible outcome. 668 more words


Does the Diary of Anne Frank have an Optimistic Undertone?

Although many people assume that Anne Frank’s, The Diary of a Young Girl, is a brutally true, pessimistic book about the horrors of the Holocaust, I read the book with the sense that Anne acted as optimistic as one could be in her own circumstance. 300 more words


A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
– Harry S. Truman…

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Power Of A Word

In My Dreams

I am a very active dreamer.  It is rare for me to not remember at least one (but usually many more) dreams every night.  Usually my dreams are not pleasant.  870 more words

Giving Up

Countless number of times in my life, I have wanted to give up. I have wanted the thing I’m going through to just be over, so I don’t have to experience the difficulties that arise from it. 673 more words


Thinking About Optimism

I wonder if having an optimistic outlook on life is mostly inborn or learned.  Our personalities are complicated.  Psychologists are not precisely sure whether optimism can be successfully learned or if a sunny disposition is part of some people’s general make up. 560 more words