the 1% rule. a minority with too much free time? or representative of the 99%?

the 1% rule. a minority with too much free time? or representative of the 99%?

Something has bothered me for a while. When someone says that a certain group of people "thinks" this or "says" ...
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"But there ain't no point in talking when there's nobody listening so we just ran away."

“But there ain’t no point in talking when there’s nobody listening so we just ran away.”

It was facebook's "On This Day" feature that prompted me. Browsing through all my facebook posts on January 16th from ...
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Buzz Lightyear and Woody Duplicity Everywhere

duplicity. duplicity everywhere. whenever words and actions conflict, the actions carry the stronger – truer – message.

The following excerpt came to me via private message a few weeks before the 2016 presidential election: "I enjoy a ...
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the positive impact of negative feedback.

the positive impact of negative feedback.

Ironically, the thing that triggered the paralyzing self-doubt was the exact same thing that knocked me free from it. feedback ...
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the most divisive word of all: "THEY"

the most divisive word of all: “THEY”

After the events of the last few days, my resilience is worn-down. I can't read another post or comment by ...
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say what you mean. don't be mean when you say it.

say what you mean. don’t be mean when you say it.

I cut waaay back on facebook over the last few months. Derisive sarcasm and hate were saturating my news feed, ...
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sarcasm and stupidity

sarcasm: religious and political poison.

Reading too much on the internet today and keep thinking one thing: Sarcasm is an ineffective persuasive technique. It's condescending, ...
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read from the outside in.

read from the outside in.

I used to read all books chronologically. Start on page one and move forward from there. It worked. It was ...
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Dear PinkGirl: don't copy me.

Dear PinkGirl: don’t copy me.

There’s a certain person in my daughter’s life, who if she allows it, erodes her joy. I’ll call her TheBully ...
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desensitized.

desensitized.

I'm not one to avoid conflict. I've found that, much too often, constant unanimous agreement results in substandard ideas and ...
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step away from the puppy.

step away from the puppy.

Warning: Sometimes, emotional bullies wear puppy suits. wounded puppy suits. And when you pay attention to them, the whimpering doesn't ...
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I'm going to stop being discouraged and be awesome instead. True Story.

I’m going to stop being discouraged and be awesome instead. True Story.

I haven't exactly been sad. But I'll admit. For the last few weeks, I've been discouraged. I found myself in ...
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you see the big hat too . . . right?

you see the big hat too . . . right?

Ever try to describe the behavior of a passive-aggressive person to someone else? Inevitably, you come off sounding petty. And ...
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Jesus said turn the other cheek. He didn't say I had to stand within smack radius.

Jesus said turn the other cheek. He didn’t say I had to stand within smack radius.

"so, have you spoken to them about their behavior?" That was the question I was asked after publishing my post ...
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