The Disintegration of the Community: Why We Feel Alone Even When Surrounded By People

Do you feel like you’re a part of your local community? If your answer is “no,” you’re not defective, this is actually how many people feel today. According to sociologist Robert Putnam in his classic book Bowling Alone: The Collapse … Continue reading

The “Five Whys” Exercise: How to Recalibrate Yourself During Periods of Turbulence

Life is more chaotic than we’d like to believe. It’s comforting to think we are in control of everything, especially the course of our own life, but we often can’t predict the “ups” and “downs” that will inevitably come in … Continue reading

The Power of a Checklist: How to Stay Disciplined and Avoid Stupid Mistakes

In today’s world, we have more information and knowledge than ever before. Most of it is readily available and easy to access – all it takes is a quick search on Google or Wikipedia and you can pull up a … Continue reading

How Asking Good Questions Can Make You Seem Like A Genius

Picture yourself in a classroom or at a meeting at work, and you want to impress your teacher or boss by showing them you are knowledgeable about a given topic or subject matter. Which do you think would make you … Continue reading

Why Asking “What’s My Duty?” Is More Important Than “What’s My Passion?”

When you first become interested in learning more about “happiness” or “success,” it’s easy to fall for the whole “follow your passion” mantra that has become so popular these days. “Discover your passion. Do what you love. Follow your dreams.” … Continue reading