For several decades, developing self-esteem in children and adults has been the holy grail of fostering healthy attitudes towards the self. Yet, starting in the early 1990s, criticism arose, pointing towards the absence of positive consequences of having high self-esteem, and highlighting several negative consequences, such as dismissing negative feedback or taking less responsibility for harmful actions. 606 more words
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“Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.” ~ Richard Bach
We live in a world of instant gratification. In a nanosecond we can send and receive data, speak to people around the world and have information at our fingertips like never before.1,465 more words
No bread, no potatoes. Reduce rice, corn, and pasta. Beans are the perfect food.
We have been asking whether the proposition “Every event has its cause” really leads to determinism and thus pragmatically conflicts with the ordinary human presumption of free will. 1,480 more words
Common wisdom holds that we should reduce temptation by avoiding contact with tempting things. For instance: don’t keep chocolate in the house.
However, the “scarcity principle” says 182 more words