Tag: Rant

Why are women less happy?

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that women are less happy now than in the 1970’s, when a similar study was conducted. Not only did the subjective happiness of women decrease absolutely but also relative to men. There are several theories as to why. Some guess that the women’s movement…
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21 Suggestions for Success

A friend of mine tipped me off to these suggestions, but they are both profound and simple: 1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent. 3. Give people more than they expect and…
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For the last time – it was blocked!

So what’s all the controversy?  I’m so tired of hearing the reports of the BYU vs Washington game on Saturday.  All the ESPN analysts kept talking about the “controversial” call by the refs.  In reality, the call made no difference in the outcome of the game. The call came after Jake Locker scored what seemed…
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Bad Patriotism

Just a few days after my recent post on True Patriotism, I found this article from The Philadelphia Inquirer. This guy is a prime example of “Bad Patriotism.” He claims that because America has “sinned,” we shouldn’t celebrate Independence Day. Put the fireworks in storage. Cancel the parade. Tuck the soaring speeches in a drawer…
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Empathy Deficit Disorder and shifting the blame

Some that know me well (especially my wife) can attest to the fact that I don’t have a great deal of patience in showing empathy or sympathy (yes, there is a difference). So when I saw this article from CNN about EDD (Empathy Deficit Disorder), I finally realized that I can’t help it either. I’m…
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$112 billion for single parents

A recent study indicates that American taxpayers spend $112 billion a year on assistance to single parents and divorces.  Wow! That’s a lot of money.  Should we eliminate assistance for single mothers?  No, that would be seriously stupid.  But the assistance needs to be much better managed.  Some responsibility needs to go along with it.…
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The Fear Epidemic

Fear is destroying our lives. There are some that say that money is the root of all evil.  If that is true, fear plays a close second fiddle. It’s crushing our society, our children and our families. It’s one of the most debilitating problems in the 21st century. There are many who would argue that…
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