If we are bullied or intimidated by cynics, our brains tend to affirm related dread and everyday stressors become threats as a result. Fear and distress can prevent us from becoming the kind or caring person we admire in others. But are you aware of hidden and unused courage to… Read more »
Ever wonder why a kind gesture leaves you laughing more? Hoping more? Learning more? Yet, did you know teachers and parents value grades and competition over kindness and caring support? Or do you question why feeling cared for steps you delightfully toward a magic carpet that carries you past disinterest… Read more »
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(Appeared in Smart Brief on Your Career on April 22, 2010) (Appeared in (Practicing Law Institute) PLI Smart Brief April23,2010). See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. When bullies pop an irate question or cynics insist on opinions that provoke… Read more »
Only after you hit unethical walls raised by scorn from the cynic, do you value freedom flights toward its opposite – the curious mind. I’m speaking of that chronically negative person, who expresses disdain for innovative ideas, where stressed brains rely on habit and distrust reigns. For Russel Lynes, cynicism’s… Read more »