Why You Shouldn’t Refute Online Criticism of Your Work

Disclaimer: A clear distinction should be made between responding to, and acknowledging, online criticism. This article does not suggest you ignore truthful criticism and never attempt to improve. Rather, it aims to raise questions as to whether vocally refuting false / malicious criticism is beneficial in any way. The current model of online social interaction … Read more

Why Your Quest to Find Meaning Will Turn Up Short

While measuring life with your certain set of tools, do not expect to fully comprehend it. You are a very small piece inside this enormous puzzle. You will always find a corner, and discover another caveat.  It is in your DNA. Understand it, bask in it, and let it overtake you. Let it scare you … Read more

Why No One Cares How Hard You Work (Until You Achieve Your Goals)

Most of us have experienced listening to people preface their commentary with something along lines of, “I’m not trying to place blame on anyone but…” In an effort to save face, people sometimes try to soften their painful commentary with prefaces such as the one above. They perceive themselves as remaining innocent while delivering some … Read more

How to Protect Yourself From Backstabbers

Anticipating attacks on your success requires you to understand the motives behind them. The more success you achieve in life, the more visible you’ll be to people who engage in deceitful, dark, behaviors. The ladder upwards toward success is not without its battles along the way. The mindset one needs to have is an educated … Read more

Why There Is No Winning When on a Quest for Peace

You’ll find yourself in positions of defending others in life. Your friends will find themselves in altercative situations, your elderly parents will have their parking spot stolen, and your kids will be bullied at school. As someone who strives to become a leader in the community you foster and propel toward growth, you’ll be looked … Read more

How to Ensure Your Reactions Aren’t Detrimental

The “eye for an eye” retaliation approach quickly leads toward mutual assured destruction. The advancement of technology in the military sense has produced clear examples of the effects certain human decisions are capable of producing. A clear path toward our own destruction as well as the destruction of our enemies is often evident. Whether we … Read more

Why You Should Analyze Live Performances

Navigating through life requires you to perform on the different stages that comprise it. You will need to be at your best during many moments in life, and you must learn how to be a good performer. To perform is to execute a planned action in flawless fashion, minimizing mistakes and maximizing the impact of … Read more

How to Get the Most From Being Anonymous Online

The incidence of negative dialogue within online communities is common when their users maintain their anonymity. People feel protected by anonymity, and experience fewer social barriers in sharing their – perhaps hurtful – opinions. The ability to express displeasure is an important aspect of anonymity. It allows for an honest discussion of ideas, and encourages … Read more