The World Economy Crisis – A Crisis in Human Consciousness

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

We often have a tendency to regard the economy as a machine that is beyond the control of mere mortals like ourselves. We see it as something that is bigger than society, and something that our decisions and the responsibility that we take upon selves as we live our lives has no significant bearing on. […]

Instant Gratification-The Trap That Avoids Building Real Wealth

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Instant gratification is wanting everything now, and its converse is deferred gratification. Low impulse control provides short term satisfaction but causes long term chaos, imbalance, and personal failure, while high impulse control causes short term dissatisfaction but provides long term order, balance, and personal success. Here are some classic examples of how the impulse of […]

A Catalog of Some Common Excuses – Part V

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I Don’t Have the Energy Not having the vitality to fulfill your life purpose is part of a learned response. I’m tired, I’m exhausted, I’m worn out, and I’m too weary are just a few varieties of mind viruses that have infected you, consciously or not. They’re generally an unintended excuse as opposed to a […]

Thriving on Less – Tools for a Frugal Life

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

“The mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius With any undertaking, it’s important to have the right tools. The same is true when you simplify, scale back, live more frugally and sustainably, and make room in your life for things you love. We’ve already discussed several key tools. The […]