Happy life/Meaningful life

“Humans may resemble many other creatures in their striving for happiness, but the quest for meaning is a key part of what makes us human, and uniquely so.” That’s a quote from a 2012 research paper by Roy Baumeister and other researchers. In September 2013. Professor...

You control your legacy

I admire Coach John Wooden. I don’t care much about all the coaching wins, championships, and rewards. He emphasizes character. He is keen on concentrating on what is within your control and not becoming distracted when things beyond your control bring...

I am for world peace.

These are troubled and turbulent times. Once, my friend and I could discuss issues where we differed without rancor. Occasionally we found ourselves vigorously disputing across a chasm of difference. We were not willing to risk our friendship. We were determined to...

Have you lost your marbles?

My friend, Mike, isn’t losing his marbles. He’s using them. Mike’s close friends call him “Marbles.” “Marbles,” what a weird nickname! Here’s how he earned it. Once upon a time Mike was curious about how long he might have left on the earth. Actuarial tables report...
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