In my country, people practice a pretend belief in Santa Claus. This mythical person delivers gifts to well-behaved children. Naughty children, in theory, receive nothing. The definition of good vs. bad is fuzzy. It is subjectively determined by parents in each household. In practice, however, poor children receive less, regardless of behavior. BounteousContinue reading “Stay Off Santa’s Naughty List”
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My Former Life as a Secret Agent
I have never told anyone this. When I was 9 years old, I experienced a stressful event which caused me to partially withdraw from society. I built around me a cocoon of imagination. My whole life was fake. I imagined I was a secret agent. For some reason, my country needed a small boy withContinue reading “My Former Life as a Secret Agent”
The Future is Bright. Again.
In 1976, my school teacher said the world was past Peak Oil. She said I would never obtain a drivers license, because no cars would exist. Petroleum would be too scarce. The world was ending! So I gathered all my money from delivering newspapers. I invested it all in bicycle parts and repair tools. IContinue reading “The Future is Bright. Again.”
What’s the most important thing you can learn?
I have been studying human performance for a very long time. I hold a PhD in human capital development. This blog’s purpose is to encourage you to teach yourself to be successful. Various topics are covered. But what is the most important thing you can teach yourself? That thing is a different thing for eachContinue reading “What’s the most important thing you can learn?”
Can YOU change the world?
Did a teacher ever make you feel ashamed? Did anyone ever tell you to “just get motivated,” so you could learn faster, or pay attention better? Stephen Spielberg was a lazy student. At least that’s what his teachers thought. In reality, he had dyslexia. He took two years longer than his peers to learn toContinue reading “Can YOU change the world?”