A fairer judge

No one should be judge in his own case. Publilius Syrus 1st century B.C. When we see the words “judge” and “case” in the same sentence, our thoughts naturally turn to the legal system. It seems obvious that, within that context, you should not be the judge for your own case. We all have a natural bias that would prevent being totally objective. But if you stop and think about the words of Syrus, you’ll see that they apply far beyond the legal system. We’re often judge in our own case. And most of the time, because of our natural …
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Have it your way

The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. Victor E. Frankl 1905 – 1997 Henry Ford was famous for saying that his customers could buy his cars in any color they wanted, so long as they wanted black. That lack of choice would mean certain death for most products today. We’ve grown accustomed to customization, to having products and services that match our specifications. We want our Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with the trimmings we choose, washed down with not just a Coke, but a Cherry Diet Coke, a Vanilla Coke Zero, or one …
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So what?

There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616 When I was a child, there was one expression I remember hearing quite often. I really didn’t like to hear it, which may be why it stands out for me. The expression was “So what?” When I’d done something I thought was important, my playmates would use it to bring me down a notch. Conversely, my mother would use it to try to cheer me up when I came home feeling low. It was much more effective as a mood killer than a mood …
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