The problem of judgment

Many religious traditions warn against judging or comparing one's self to another person, either positively or negatively.  The reasons for this proscription are fairly obvious:  comparison is really never apples-to-apples, and it almost never leads to positive feelings or outcomes.  People are unique, and their experiences are such that you can never really compare one … Continue reading The problem of judgment

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Thank you, work nemesis

One of my colleagues at work is a real pain in the ass.  I could go on a long diatribe about him but will spare you and me the futility and negativity of rants.  One part of me wants to see him as a wholly negative and terrible human being whom I flatly reject.  In … Continue reading Thank you, work nemesis

Financial resilience

Recently, I happened upon Berkshire Hathaway's spartan website and, not surprisingly, encountered many plainly packaged gems.  One was listed in Warren Buffett's special letter addressing his company's outstanding success.  He wrote the following: Financial staying power requires a company to maintain three strengths under all circumstances: (1) a large and reliable stream of earnings; (2) massive liquid assets … Continue reading Financial resilience