Archive for March, 2006

What Lies Beyond the Haze of Social Conditioning?

Friday, March 24th, 2006

In yesterday’s post I noted that seemingly serious human problems like illness, divorce, and loss become trivial and common when you expand your perspective in time and space.  But if such human problems don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, then is human existence itself also trivial?  Is there a risk that broadening your […]

Keeping Perspective When You Have a Really, Really Big Problem

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

When you encounter a seemingly serious (but very common) human problem, it’s tempting to blow it all out of proportion and turn it into a major stumbling block that paralyzes you from moving forward.  Social conditioning teaches us that losing someone close to you, getting a divorce, or being diagnosed with cancer are huge, life-wrenching issues.  But […]