What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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The Search for Meaning in Life, Work, and Society
Alex Pattakos Ph.D.
Do you have a coping maxim?
Forgiveness can be one of the most powerful things we do. Like any muscle, however, it has to be exercised to work well.
The movie "Joker" illustrates the necessity for humans to create meaning out of suffering by choosing their response.
Why do you complain and what is the payoff from your complaining?
Freedom without responsibility is an oxymoron.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Say yes to life!
Be realistic, expect miracles.
The primary, intrinsic motivation of all human beings is the search for meaning.
With the mid-term elections in the United States now behind us, all levels of government are facing challenges that will test their capacity to manage transitions.
What makes us tick?
Listen to freedom's cry and assume the responsibilities that come with it.
Intuition is as much a process of self-discovery as it is a tool for decision-making.
Meaning is the life energy or fuel that motivates us to achieve our highest potential as human beings.
A nation that destroys its soul, destroys itself.
Embrace the fullness of life.
The keys to life’s prison cells are within — and within reach.
Apples or oranges, we’re all just fruit!
Happiness cannot be pursued, it must ensue from the search for meaning.
A culture of violence?
Work is something that few people are able to avoid over the course of their lives.
Use humor as a way of putting distance between yourself and a challenge you are facing in your life or work with a sense of perspective.
The nation that destroys its soul destroys itself.
Don’t die like a fly on the windowsill of life.
How our pets provide us with a source of meaning.
Are you living a happy life or a meaningful life?
The Olympics are where the spirit of nationalism, meaningful collaboration, and healthy competition meet.
Are you looking forward to the New Year? If not, a shift in your attitude and focus of attention can help.
Are you resistant to change? If you want things to stay the same, then something is going to have to change.
How do you want to be remembered?
Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., is the coauthor of two books on the human quest for meaning, Prisoners of Our Thoughts and The OPA! Way.