Category Archives: Attitudes (Good ones)

0358_President Donald Trump’s 2018 Columbus Day Proclamation_ Trump’s twitter feed link_White House links to News from the White House, Articles, Presidential Actions, and Briefings & Statements

Donna Jack
October 10, 2018

Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas initiated Spain’s colonization on October 12, 1492.

You can find President Trump’s 2018 Columbus Day Proclamation through his Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump] , by going directly to it through the Whitehouse.gov site:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-columbus-day-2018/

From the Whitehouse.gov site, you can also access All News (469 posts to date) from the White House, Articles, Presidential Actions, and Briefings & Statements at: All News

From the All News location you can also link to:

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In 1492, Christopher Columbus and his mighty three-ship fleet, the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, first spotted the Americas.  His historic achievement ushered in an Age of Discovery that expanded our knowledge of the world.  Columbus’s daring journey marked the beginning of centuries of transatlantic exploration that transformed the Western Hemisphere.  On Columbus Day, we commemorate the achievements of this skilled Italian explorer and recognize his courage, will power, and ambition — all values we cherish as Americans.

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0297_Fix Yourself_Jordan Peterson_PragerU video January 9, 2018

Donna Jack
January 29, 2018

One of the prevalent problems today is that young (and old) do not want to invest in solutions, but just want to blame.  In the following video Jordan Peterson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto says:

By setting out to fix yourself, “maybe you’ll become strong enough to accept that burden, and in that fashion even come to act nobly, and with purpose.”  “The proper way to fix the world isn’t to fix the world. There’s no reason to assume that you’re even up to such a task. But you can fix yourself. You’ll do no one any harm by doing so.”

This PragerU video presents some concrete things people can DO, and find positive results in their lives (and the lives of those around them).

FIX YOURSELF

DOWNLOAD OF TRANSCRIPT OF THIS VIDEO 

https://www.prageru.com/videos/fix-yourself

 — TEXT OF THE TRANSCRIPT:

Blaming others for your problems is a complete waste of time. When you do that, you don’t learn anything.

You can’t grow, and you can’t mature. Thus, you can’t make your life better.

In my three decades as a professor and clinical psychologist, I have learned that there are two fundamental attitudes toward life and its sorrows. Those with the first attitude blame the world. Those with the second ask what they could do differently.

Imagine a couple on the brink of divorce. They’re hurt and angry. The unhappy, bitter husband recalls the terrible things his wife has done, and the reasons he can no longer live with her.

The harried and disillusioned wife, in turn, can describe all the ways her husband let her down. Each has a long list of necessary changes—for the other person.

Their prospects for reconciliation are grim. Why? Because other people aren’t the problem. You’re the problem. You can’t change other people, but you can change yourself. But it’s difficult. It takes courage to change, and it takes discipline. It’s much easier—and much more gratifying to your basest desires—to blame someone else for your misery. Continue reading

0276_The Key to Unhappiness_Dennis Prager_PragerU Video – Nov. 20, 2017

Donna Jack
November 26, 2017

It is reasonable for this PragerU video to follow our celebration of Thanksgiving Day three days ago.

https://www.prageru.com/videos/key-unhappiness

The Key to Unhappiness

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Published on Nov 20, 2017

 Want to be miserable, resentful, and bitter? Few people do, and yet many people are. Why? Because many people have the one primary character trait that leads to unhappiness. And you need to avoid it. Nationally syndicated talk show host Dennis Prager explains.
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Script printed on the PragerU website:
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How many times have you heard someone say they want to make a better world? It is a noble sentiment, but very hard to achieve, right? Well, actually, it’s quite easy. All we have to do is increase just one human trait.

This trait is so powerful that it alone can make people happier without working on their happiness, and make them better – and by “better,” I mean more generous, more honest, more kind, more everything good – without a single lesson in morality. Continue reading