We, the Special Ones

I am part of a unique generation. Or so we were told. Insofar as I can deduce from the literature of previous generations, my contemporaries were virtually the first wave of children to be told — practically en masse — that “You are special. You are unique. There is no one else in the world …

Are You Dumbfounded?

Are you capable of reflective, constructive self-criticism? Here’s the test: think about a proposition you believe as true. It can be anything, for example… Apple products are superior to Microsoft. Human carbon emissions are increasing global temperature. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The New York Yankees are the best team in baseball. Herbal …

Success

It seems that from the beginning of our existence we are judged by this nebulous criteria known as “success.” Even before our birth our parents determined themselves (and were critiqued by others) as to whether they would be “successful” in their plight of rearing children. No matter who is describing success, it is usually exemplified …