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Why the Angry Look?
  posted by Ren, 4/20/2011
Have you ever had a moment in life where you knew something really wasn't important, in fact it's quite silly, but you realized that it has had a subconscious effect on you for years? And even after you recognized the effect, your mind still can't quite shake the effect completely? For over a year now, I've had one of those realizations. And indeed, it's so silly that I hadn't even thought to write about it. Yet, I would be willing to bet that it has had a negative subconscious effect on almost everyone. In turn, people are being treated unfairly due to this subconscious effect. So what is it and what can be done?
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Like a Frog in a Pot
  posted by Ren, 4/7/2011
Have you ever heard of the way to cook a live frog? As the little saying goes, if you stick a frog in a pot of hot water, it'll jump right out. However, if you put it in cold water, it'll stay. Even as you gradually turn up the heat, the frog will still stay in that pot until it's cooked alive. Sorta brutal if you think about it, but it does come with a lesson.
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Just Be Yourself
  posted by Ren, 1/31/2011
Just be yourself. You've heard it before. It's the classic advice that comes up nearly anytime someone is doubting themselves about anything. "How can I get him/her to like me?" Just be yourself. "What should I do about X?" Just be yourself. Good advice, right? Well, that all depends on what you mean when you say it.
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Creating Self-Discipline
  posted by Ren, 10/21/2010
What is self-discipline? I'm sure you've heard that term before. Intuitively, you know what it means. However, can you define it? Can you put to words what it really means to have self-discipline? It's quite difficult to do. Yet, I believe that being able to define it helps shine a light on how to build your own self-discipline. In turn, having that self-discipline will help you become a more effective person.
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