Thoughts That Hurt to Think #037 – Some Rehabilitation Actually Works!

More than one social critic has pointed out that the justice system in America should maybe be called ‘the revenge system’ instead. Whether you agree with the way the country treats criminals or not, you have to be pretty short-sighted to disagree with this assessment. We talked about how no behavior exists in a vacuum last week, in ‘Bullying a bully is still bullying’; let’s go into it a little more deeply here.

Social pressure is a strange thing. It makes for some very pretty diamonds, but it crushes a lot of perfectly good souls along the way. We can’t say we don’t know what life would be like without civilization, since modern day life exists on Earth right there alongside what we would call primitive life. Yet somehow we don’t understand what we give up when we leave that life behind completely.

No, I’m not suggesting a nomadic return to the plains or the caves. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #037 – Some Rehabilitation Actually Works!”

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #036 – Bullying a Bully is Still Bullying!

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From the beginning, this blog was intended to become a series of books. The first book is now available, and this post was chosen as one of the chapters. Many other posts are still up, but some have been removed due to also being included in the book. Hopefully you have been enjoying this blog, and you might want to get your own copy of the book.

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The book has a collection of edited and polished posts from last year, and a previously unreleased title chapter. In print, it is a volume that is sure to fit easily in your pocket or purse and make a great conversation starter when placed on your coffee table. You can order your copy by clicking any of those links above, or you can click the next one to be returned to the full menu of ‘Thoughts that hurt to think’.

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Jay

J.K. Norry
The Secret Society of Deeper Meaning
Jay@JayNorry.com
Twitter: @JayNorry

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #031 – The Robin Hood Saying is Wrong!

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From the beginning, this blog was intended to become a series of books. The first book is now available, and this post was chosen as one of the chapters. Many other posts are still up, but some have been removed due to also being included in the book. Hopefully you have been enjoying this blog, and you might want to get your own copy of the book.

Here’s how:

If you would like to order a print copy of the book and have it signed by the author, please click here.

If you would like to get your copy on Amazon, you can follow this next link.

Click on the cover to buy this book at the Kindle store.

 
The book has a collection of edited and polished posts from last year, and a previously unreleased title chapter. In print, it is a volume that is sure to fit easily in your pocket or purse and make a great conversation starter when placed on your coffee table. You can order your copy by clicking any of those links above, or you can click the next one to be returned to the full menu of ‘Thoughts that hurt to think’.

Thanks for reading!

All the best,
Jay

J.K. Norry
The Secret Society of Deeper Meaning
Jay@JayNorry.com
Twitter: @JayNorry

Thoughts That Hurt to Think #019 – If I can do it, so can you! (Theoretically)

If your life has always been and still is ideal in every way, you have no need for self-help books. You get to sit around and smile all day, or do whatever you want, because you were born a master of life. Since you already have everything anyone could ever possibly want, what more is there to strive for? If you are truly one of these people, then good for you. You have no reason to read this…or anything, really; so I’ll go ahead and address everyone else. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt to Think #019 – If I can do it, so can you! (Theoretically)”

Thoughts That Hurt To Think #009 – Everyone is Selfish!

There are a lot of people out there that seem to think that they are selfless, or that many of their actions are. That kind of thinking can be as harmful as it is delusional, and it’s important to realize that most productive and intelligent people have a healthy view of their own selfish nature. It’s also important to realize that it isn’t just muddled thinking that leads to selfish people viewing themselves as selfless; this country has always been a little shaky on the definitions of those words. It’s no wonder that so many Americans are confused as to what these words mean, when they get used improperly so often.

Most dictionaries tell us that selfish people act in their own best interest, with little or no thought given to the consequences of those actions. I was a little shocked when I first read something like that, since one part of the sentence is totally contradictory to the other. Anyone who has ever deliberately endeavored to act in their own best interest knows that consequences always have to be considered. If you don’t consider the consequences of your actions, you aren’t acting in your own best interest; the two are, quite obviously, inextricably connected. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt To Think #009 – Everyone is Selfish!”

Thoughts That Hurt To Think #007 – It Takes A Village!

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From the beginning, this blog was intended to become a series of books. The first book is now available, and this post was chosen as one of the chapters. Many other posts are still up, but some have been removed due to also being included in the book. Hopefully you have been enjoying this blog, and you might want to get your own copy of the book.

Here’s how:

If you would like to order a print copy of the book and have it signed by the author, please click here.

If you would like to get your copy on Amazon, you can follow this next link.

Click on the cover to buy this book at the Kindle store.

 
The book has a collection of edited and polished posts from last year, and a previously unreleased title chapter. In print, it is a volume that is sure to fit easily in your pocket or purse and make a great conversation starter when placed on your coffee table. You can order your copy by clicking any of those links above, or you can click the next one to be returned to the full menu of ‘Thoughts that hurt to think’.

Thanks for reading!

All the best,
Jay

J.K. Norry
The Secret Society of Deeper Meaning
Jay@JayNorry.com
Twitter: @JayNorry

Thoughts That Hurt To Think #001 – Studies Show Statistics Are Wrong!

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From the beginning, this blog was intended to become a series of books. The first book is now available, and this post was chosen as one of the chapters. Many other posts are still up, but some have been removed due to also being included in the book. Hopefully you have been enjoying this blog, and you might want to get your own copy of the book.

Here’s how:

If you would like to order a print copy of the book and have it signed by the author, please click here.

If you would like to get your copy on Amazon, you can follow this next link.

Click on the cover to buy this book at the Kindle store.

 
The book has a collection of edited and polished posts from last year, and a previously unreleased title chapter. In print, it is a volume that is sure to fit easily in your pocket or purse and make a great conversation starter when placed on your coffee table. You can order your copy by clicking any of those links above, or you can click the next one to be returned to the full menu of ‘Thoughts that hurt to think’.

Thanks for reading!

All the best,
Jay

J.K. Norry
The Secret Society of Deeper Meaning
Jay@JayNorry.com
Twitter: @JayNorry

Thoughts That Hurt To Think #000 – An Introduction

One of the first things honest things I learned from an adult was CYA. That’s ‘cover your ass’, for those of you fortunate enough to have never encountered people who shirk responsibility and avoid accountability rather than step up. The principle differs for some of us, but it still applies to all of us. Even when we’re making friends, or having a chat with one we’ve already made, we might amend or add something to what we just said after having said it. In conversations, I playfully refer to such pronouncements as ‘disclaimers’.

In books, it’s a bit different. You’ve got to jump right in with a few words about what the rest of these words will be about, to grab the interest of the readers you’re after and push the others away in one carefully worded passage. This blog will be compiled into a book, and the foreword will read a lot like this introduction.

But this is a blog, so we’re calling this post the introduction. Continue reading “Thoughts That Hurt To Think #000 – An Introduction”