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Since anyone radically different from you inevitably won’t act right (like you), you get a priceless opportunity to see your biggest hot buttons as you react

You can practice turning moments of potential miscommunication or friction into opportunities to speak to each other’s good intent — and feel the satisfaction of “doing what you should be doing.” Why And How To Cultivate Conviviality At Work Continue reading

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If we see Cuba as a representation of our essential human need for connection, it’s clear that loving and leaving someone still happens in person

even though we live in a digitalized world where our screens are glued to our hands, human connection is all-powerful: at some essential level we still need to meet someone, to talk to them, to interact, especially in order to seduce them.

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Experiencing People, Shared / Mutual / Compassionate Experiences + Work Relationships

research shows you are most likely to look trustworthy to others and be liked if you first exhibit warmth and then competence, not the reverse.

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Our fantasies allow us to negate and undo the limits put upon us by our conscience, by our culture, and by our self-image

If we feel insecure and unattractive, in our fantasies we are irresistible. If we anticipate a withholding woman, in fantasy she’s insatiable; if we fear our own aggression, in our internal reveries we can feel powerful without worrying we might hurt another. http://www.estherperel.com/2015/03/what-is-fantasy/ Continue reading

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I can’t get no satisfaction, but at least I can own my desire!

You can never force them to want. It remains our fundamental sovereignty, our fundamental freedom is in desire. But desire has become a centralized principle of modern life. In that sense, we are in a society today that constantly cultivates our wantings and then exorts us to satisfying our wantings. We are in the culture […] Continue reading

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Best Behavior

What is considered good (or best) behavior is culture-specific… — it’s even specific to sub-culture. How should a culture or sub-culture choose what it’s cultural ethics are? Are such choices even explicitly made? … by a leader? Are more advances … Continue reading
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I have finally found a way to live in the presence of the lord

I’m listening to the concert Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood did in Madison Square Garden several years ago — and it reminds me how much successful people stand on shoulders of giants. Do you consider yourself successful? Are you familiar with Steve Winwood’s and Eric Clapton’s (and other similar giants’) influence on modern culture? I […] Continue reading

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