I wanted to build upon my last post about the dangers of going overboard with labels by exploring lazy diagnoses. Like a cowboy with his hands drawn by his holsters, ready for some fast hip shooting, society seems equally prone to slap medical labels on everything.
Tag Archives | Self Reflection
Labels are popular because we like to belong. But aside the cuddly feeling of being a member of something, our penchant for slapping a label on everything takes a toll on our humanity, on our ability to empathize with others.
…the fact that I’ve fallen woefully out of balance with the artistic side of myself has recently been suffocating. Like many things, a discomfort we’ve gotten used to becomes invisible until it chokes the life out of us.
One of the greater challenges when things get tight is to keep living in the moment. Otherwise life becomes a series of future dates: due dates for bills, rent/mortgage, and when you expect paychecks. When we fall into this trap each day becomes living for those days in a frantic attempt to meet obligations. We need […]
Work smarter, not harder — the worst advice ever given, said Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs on a recent podcast with Lewis Howes. As a piece of advice I’ve lived by for so long I was shaken and immensely curious for his explanation. I’ll recap a key part of it and recommend that you listen […]