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The Successful Optimist
People sometimes ask me why am I such an optimist about the progress of technology in general and the technological singularity in particular? I choose to focus on the upside. I choose to be a deliberate, conscious optimist. That is not to say that I suggest we ought to ignore the many dangers that lie certainly ahead of us. Tony Robins says that, whether consciously or unconsciously, at any given moment in time we are always making the following decisions:. What do I focus on? I choose to be very deliberate in those choices.
Welcome to Formative Jukebox, a column exploring the personal relationships people have with music. Every week, a writer will tackle a song, album, show, or musical artist and their influence on our lives. Tune in every week for a brand new essay. I think it took me a full twelve years to verbally tell my parents that I loved them. Vocally expressing my emotions was something I was never taught growing up: Maybe it was those default first-generation Asian parental tendencies, or maybe it was because I had nothing to truly complain about or share.
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Glass half-empty or half-full? Does it really matter? As it turns out, it does matter how you explain that glass and the world around you. Those who explain things one way are better salespeople, have less depression and are more motivated than those who see things the opposite way. The good news is that if you can recognize your language pattern, you can do something about it and actually change how you respond. It's about a thing called your explanatory style, and Dr. Martin E.