Published by Richard Posner on January 15, 2016

What Everyone Needs…And You Can Give

“The work of an individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.” ~Igor Sikorsky~ There have been times where being kind was the last thing on my mind.  People all around me would be screaming and calling for revenge.  But I never found it to be empowering to join the mob and lynch the…

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Published by Richard Posner on January 15, 2016

Six Degrees of Separation

“Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.”     ~Nido Quebein~ The general principle of Six Degrees of Separation holds that we are only six people removed from meeting the right person or people to help us achieve our goal or objective. Thus, if you…

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Published by Richard Posner on January 7, 2016

The Missing Element

I can’t count how many times I have said or heard others say, “I’d give anything if I could play the piano /draw pictures/ hit a baseball/ invest in real estate/get women/get men like you.” The raw truth for most of us is that the  “giving anything” is a blatant self-deception.  We live in a…

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Published by Richard Posner on January 3, 2016

The Last Day

Come to me. Hold my hand. My life is falling through the sand. Whether you are 22 or 92, make sure your life doesn’t fall through the cracks unnoticed. Angry?  Then air out. Tired?  Then stretch out. Stressed?  Take time out. Laugh till you cry, and don’t ask why. Every moment could be your last. …

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Published by Richard Posner on January 1, 2016

On Being Right

“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”     ~Bertrand Russell~ Some people see life as a war, with winners and losers clearly defined.  Any life lost because of stubbornness and inflexibility is a tragedy.  Most wars are certainly avoidable without serious consequence. On a microcosmic level, relationships are also often treated…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 27, 2015

The “Get Rich” Shuffle

“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.”     ~Sophie Tucker, U.S. (Russian-born) vaudeville singer~ God only knows how many times people I’ve met people – including myself when I self-talk – who tell you that they don’t care about money.  They then put some obscene labels on it as being evil or sinful,…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 25, 2015

Operating Through A Scarcity Paradigm

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present / love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 25, 2015

What To Do When Nothing Seems To Work

“Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.”     ~Leo Tolstoy~ Some days I feel like I want to disappear and resurface at a…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 22, 2015

Are You In A Recession?

“What lies behind us, and what lies in front of us are tiny matters, compared with what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ I recently read about a former baseball player named Doc Ellis who allegedly threw a no-hitter in 1970 while under the influence of the hallucinogenic drug LSD.  Scientists and other doubters probably…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 13, 2015

I’ll Be Square With You

There is not an intentionally fraudulent bone in my body. I want to make a difference in this world, but not at any cost. I want to be of service to you, but I don’t have all the answers. I want to be kind, but don’t think you can walk all over me with impunity….

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