It’s not about the facts, jack.

Logic. Reason. The triumph of the intellect over emotion. What a fanciful dream I have held to, where I assumed the majority of humanity are relying on rational evaluation to chart out the course of their lives. Fanciful, and woefully inaccurate. It’s a positively Victorian perspective, to think of the mind as the ruler ofContinue reading “It’s not about the facts, jack.”

It’s a Picasso to me, pal

I read an article recently where the author made the argument that constant praise had a detrimental effect on a child’s capacity to face adversity. Basically, if you’re always being told that you’re awesome (even when you suck), a real challenge will expose your lack of skill and send you running in the other direction.Continue reading “It’s a Picasso to me, pal”