Catch The ‘No’ Preceding The ‘Yes’

Have you noticed how people respond to questions or comments with; “No, yes it is…”  People often respond initially with a negation even when the answer is affirmative. For example, you may say; “That is a very nice shirt.” And the response will be; “No, yes it is very comfortable.” I asked a friend from […]

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Remedy For Feeling Like A Failure And Depressed

If you ever feel like a failure in your life, that you failed in accomplishing anything significant and are therefore worthless to any degree, do this little calculation. The world today is all about encouragement, positive reinforcement, that anyone can do anything, which is simply a guarantee for disappointment since we are not all capable […]

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How Guilt Works and How to Never Be Manipulated By It Again

The greatest and most powerful tool, or weapon, in the art of manipulation is guilt. There is nothing stronger as a method of making the innocent feel that they are responsible for something they had nothing to do with than laying on a good guilt trip. Everyone knows about guilt and hates feeling guilty, yet […]

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The Many Prisons Of Life

Many prisons trap us, the first is the most obvious, poverty. Poverty obviously limits your capacities of freedom to do what you want, to buy what you need, and of course to have the freedom to spend your time as you want instead of having to work all the time to pay the bills while […]

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We Are Not Driven, We Are Propelled. How To Achieve Your Goals

It is very common that we get a goal and have a desire, feeling driven to achieve. Yet we often just drop it and give up. For some people, this is such a common occurrence that their self-esteem deteriorates and they start to feel very discouraged. This article will explain why we get heated up […]

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Everything Happens For A Reason, Or, Does It?

I disagree with the concept that everything happens for a reason. I think that everything just happens and we give it meaning by our response to what happens. The river flows with fresh water. We give it meaning by taking a bucket and collecting the water to drink, otherwise, if we let it flow without […]

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Work To The Death

The corporate world is destroying the best of humanity by demanding an excessive work load. This article will explore the current situation and offer a feasible and practical way to reverse this downward spiral. For the purpose of this discussion, we will divide people into two groups, those who care and those who do not. […]

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Make Right Decisions, Stop Procrastinating, and How To Commit

I was asked about how we can make timely RIGHT decisions & avoid or minimise procrastination. She was also wondering about making a commitment to a decision once we make them & why we tend to avoid and/or make excuses not to do or commit to something whether it’s a work project, a job, a […]

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Be Like A Cloud, video

Analogies and imagery can have a more profound effect than words alone, and so David Samuel created the concept of being like a cloud to attain emotional freedom and balance in all situations. Instead of writing an article on this topic, we made a 12 minute video of David explaining it in depth. Visit http://ethicalism.org […]

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Easy Way to Build Self-Esteem

The common attitude to build self-esteem is to hype up a person; you’re great, wonderful, AWESOME. This simply does not work, it’s just blowing hot air in a balloon that pops or leaks out and ends up on the ground, flat and stepped on. If we want to change our self-esteem we have to find […]

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