• It takes a strength of will, personal character, and integrity to follow a perceived truth to where it takes us, even if it causes emotional and intellectual discomfort.
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    Choosing Sides – A Perspective on Differences

    It’s that time of year. The year of the election cycle and nonstop partisan pleas for our vote. Politics in the U.S. has been a “team” sport since the founding yet we have an amplified view through different media and content sources. Sometimes it’s easy to pick a side and ignore the bad aspects of it while only focusing on the negatives of our perceived opponents. We have to run a gauntlet of conflicting information to find the truth. Most times we can’t find the truth until we take the time to examine the situation and ourselves. With any topic we can imagine, it seems to be there are always…

  • Our responsibility to ourselves, as critical thinkers, is to form the best possible opinion using the most accurate available to us at the time.
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    A Matter of Opinion – A Perspective on Critical Thinking

    It feels like it’s been a while since I had an opportunity to write. If you’ve been paying attention, there’s a lot going on in the world, especially in the United States. The topic I want to touch on in this post is opinions. There’s something to be said about our divisions. Perhaps we’ve always been divided since our inception yet we could, at times, find commonality. Yet now, as in the past, we see our divisions. Maybe we see them more often and have access to see how deep these divisions can be. People have used their opinions as a basis for their employment. We also have a rise in…

  • We find ourselves under pressure to produce & succeed. We fear not measuing up & must learn how to stop Impostor Syndrome from controlling our fate.
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    Impostors, Imitations & Limitations

    Have you ever had that nagging feeling that you weren’t right for a job, inadequate in some way, or just unworthy of praise for a job well done? I’ve had this feeling when I failed out of Pharmacy School. Despite any of the successes I had up to that point. It started as a negative feeling that began to take root at the core of who I was. This overwhelming feeling that I was not good enough. This mentality can make us fearful of being exposed as a fake or impostor, leading to poor social, personal, and professional progress and growth. We could find ourselves under pressure to produce and…

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    Adding Value – A Thank You

    A lot of what I write is about how we can add value to ourselves. This brought moments to mind when I was down and hope was just a dim light in the distance. I thought about the times I felt like giving up. The moments between joy We’ve all had moments where we thought we were down. If we are lucky, there was someone there to help us get back on our feet. Somone reached out to us then I starting thinking about how often do I reach out to others. I started this website a year ago because I wanted to share my experience in failing out of…

  • Generalizations can be helpful for evaluating objects and nature but can be dangerous when applied to people.
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    Avoiding Generalizations – A Perspective on Perceptions

    We seem to be in a time where it’s easier to see how people are quick to make generalizations or stereotype people. Maybe the influence of social media or combinations of other social constructs makes it easier to make generalizations about people without knowing anything about them. We often find ourselves making a generalization about people or things we don’t understand because of limited experience with what we’re presented. Foundations of generalizations The generalizations I’m talking about are the very broad and superficial observations or comments regarding whole groups of people or actions. Generalizations are usually based on a common characteristic (e.g. tall people would play professional basketball), it may seem at…