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A Miniature Example Of Scope Creep

The men’s organization that I belong to asked me to draft a newsletter that would include some basic elements including a message, upcoming calendar events, and other miscellaneous content. The requirements were originally fairly simple, but I wanted to come up with something that was visually appealing and that desire converted the 60-minute exercise into [...]

“The Weekend Is Over”

John (not his real name) was our transportation director at work. He was a fun guy and we enjoyed joking back and forth on a regular basis with the other coworkers who sat near us. His philosophy on weekends wasn’t intentionally pessimistic, but it did bring me down whenever he shared it. Unfortunately, he shared [...]

Venting Anger

One of my college roommates had quite a temper which he often demonstrated for us. When asked why he flew off the handle so much he would comment, “Letting my anger out is an important part of getting past it. It’s much worse if I keep it bottled up inside.”

On the contrary, I believe [...]

Don’t Act Like A Victim (Even If You Are)

Note: Please note that there are true victims, i.e., people who — through no fault of their own — have been abused, injured, maimed, or otherwise wronged. True victims come in all shapes and sizes, walks of life, locations, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, and preferences. This post is not an attempt to belittle or degrade [...]

Stop Biting Your Fingernails

It goes beyond the scope of this post to explore or explain why some people have this habit, so we will stick with describing how I stopped biting my nails. Because hands come in contact with many surfaces each day that we would not put our mouths on, and because it’s difficult to properly clean [...]