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Do it yourself beliefs

Doctor Rosemary Aird of the University of Queensland, a few years ago, conducted a survey of numerous young adults, and found that “Young people with do it yourself new-age beliefs were twice as likely to be more anxious and depressed than those with traditional beliefs.”  She said that traditional religion tends to promote the idea of social responsibility and thinking of others’ interests, whereas the new-age movement pushes the idea that it’s all about us, and the downside is that people end up isolated and very much on their own. 51 more words

The Christlike Trait No One Talks About

Doctrine: God allows us be in some kind of constant mortal need on purpose because our need serves multiple purposes in His plan for us and others. 3,614 more words


Bud, My Response

This marks the first in a series of reader response logs for my reading of Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2010 ) 787 more words

Life Around 44 Degrees North

Thanksgiving Grinch

Yes, I am a Grinch about Thanksgiving.  I don my green skin and glower at the people so cheerful and happy about a single day of the year.  355 more words

Lost in the Proper Illusion

Lost in the Proper Illusion

Good morning, sir!
I can see your self-deception
is going well.

—Tom Riley

Reason and Rationalization

We should be grateful to Freud for pointing out ways in which we humans deceive ourselves about our real motives. He suggested that many of our actions arise from very dark sources which we hide from ourselves . 402 more words

Jesus Christ