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Why Should I Improve Myself?

Why Should I Improve Myself?

Self-improvement, under the guise of self-help, was big in the 1970s, and it left a sour taste in many mouths. Now-a-days, self-improvement has several names: personal growth, personal or business development, or continuing education. These terms seem much more “acceptable” to most people. The question, though, is still, why should I do it? For simplicity,… Continue Reading

Are They Stupid, or Just Ignorant?

Are They Stupid, or Just Ignorant?

Here’s a definition subtlety for you: What’s the difference between ignorance and stupidity? Here’s what Dictionary.com has to say: So, if a person is ignorant, they are missing information or experience. That’s easily fixed. If someone is stupid, on the other hand, something more is going on. Nowhere in the definition of stupid do you… Continue Reading

Things Our Brains Do When Reading

Things Our Brains Do When Reading

So, I got caught in a Facebook trap recently. Here was the post: “I’m challenging my intelligent friends to have a crack at guessing the answer to the riddle below. When you think you know, PM me the answer. Don’t answer in the comments; your response will be deleted. “If you are not going to… Continue Reading