Overcoming the Inertia of Human Nature

If it is true that history repeats itself and there is nothing new under the sun, why then do you insist on judging your circumstances and others? Can you simply observe without interpolating, comparing, drawing conclusions, or asking yourself “How can I get the most out of this?” Can you watch and listen objectively, act …

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Large and in charge: What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us.

Let’s face it: the Coronavirus pandemic rocked our world, but it shouldn’t have. I mean, it’s not the first time something like this has happened to the body of humanity. We all studied the Black Death, the plague that wiped out roughly half of the world’s population in the Middle Ages, and this was just …

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May Day or Mayday?

If you've never piloted an aircraft, you might be surprised to hear that most of the hours pilots spend in the cockpit are predictable, uneventful, and routine. In fact, it is easy for pilots to become complacent in this environment, as familiarity breeds complacency. You've no doubt experienced this while driving. If you regularly drive …

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Concordance

Disagreement doesn’t always imply dislike and it needn’t ever devolve into hatred. Disagreement is nothing more that the lack of concordance. In musical terms, “concord” is defined as a stable, harmonious combination of tones; a chord requiring no resolution. Isn’t the same true where you have a disagreement with another? Your pattern with another’s thoughts …

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