Tag Archives: Relationships

The Story

From the time we were born we were told a story. A story about our life, our society and how we must behave in it. We are told this story through the words and actions of our parents and other … Continue reading

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Removing the obstacles to self-actualization

It is the responsibility of all of us to try to lift others up the hierarchy of needs, starting with our children and adolescents. Governments, parents and teachers have a crucial role in removing the obstacles to self actualization for … Continue reading

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The fear of disapproval

Why do people settle for a lifestyle other than their true path, the way they really want to live? Ultimately, it is the fear of disapproval, or even outright rejection, from loved ones that cause people to move into the … Continue reading

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Supposed to…

On a recent trip I spent a night with some old friends. A great chance to catch up with close members of my tribe who I haven’t seen for ages and who I love dearly.  It was also a great … Continue reading

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Travelling

I have spoken before about how travelling is a good way to escape Shouldland. Travelers explore the unknown. They go into strange countries, accidentally violate social and cultural norms, get lost in strange cities, and make errors in language translations. They deliberately … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

Once you have started to escape Shouldland, you will probably want to bring others with you. It’s really hard to change people’s minds though. External opposition to people’s beliefs, especially opposition they find threatening or insulting, tends to make them … Continue reading

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Which to follow: the law or good morals?

There are times when morality and the law are on opposite sites. On these occasions I side with morality over the law. I am a law-abiding citizen but some laws are just ridiculous. They exist because of illogical shoulds that … Continue reading

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