Archive for August, 2010

August 26

Anger, Seinfeld, and Existentialism

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I often hear people (especially those in the psychology field) state that they perceive sarcasm as anger. There is truth in this, and I cannot deny that when some people use sarcasm it has an angry sentiment embedded in it. But is it true that sarcasm is always anger? I do not believe so, and hope to defend the argument in this paper.
As someone who has had an anger problem in the past, and who currently provides anger management counseling, I have wondered if the masses that report sarcasm is anger are correct. As someone who uses sarcasm frequently enough I am also concerned it is perceived that way when …

August 16

Review: Eat, Pray, Love

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Not long ago my girlfriend asked if I would go see Eat, Pray Love with her when it came out. I said I would, knowing the premise of the movie as a result of hearing about the book from so many colleagues and clients. Admittedly I have not read the book, nor do I intend to. I made the mistake recently of saying I perceived it as a woman’s book to a client. (Although this may sound sexist, my defense is: a.) women have actually used those words to describe the book to me, and b.) it is about a woman’s journey through pain to some sort of …

August 1

August, Thoughts for…

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31. We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. Anne Frank

This harks back to the suggestion from the Dalai Lama I posted a while ago, about spending 5 minutes a day remembering everyone just wants to be happy. When you meditate on that you can feel the power it holds, the compassion inherent in it.

30. I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. Joseph Campbell

29. We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty …