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Healthy Emotions! What Is Their Value?

Emotional Control (continued)  Have you ever noticed that happy people tend to control their emotions better than angry people?  I wonder why?  Happiness produces a state of relaxation and in comparison, anger produces a state of tension.  While happiness produces a positive attitude, anger creates a strong focus on what

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Finding Truth Without an Abundance of Evidence

Straight Thinking About Facts — Part 2 There’s even more to straight thinking about facts than the issues to which I referred in my last article.  We must consider how we will proceed when evidence is unavailable.  What do we rely on to determine whether we are considering verifiable facts

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The Fading Art of Standing Out

The Fading Art of Standing Out

Have you recently experienced the intense pressure of current “groupthink”? It seems so many topics (once considered personal decisions) are now subject to invasive demands that you just go along and accept what you’re told. They say, “Conform for the common good! Accept that you’re thinking is “good” or “bad”

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Honesty and Truthfulness

Straight Thinking Demands Honesty and Truthfulness

Straight thinking is all about another “moral” necessity: honesty and truthfulness.  Honesty not only includes telling the whole truth accurately, but honesty must be the motivation when seeking to tell the truth.  An attempt to be less than honest will end up in our twisting the truth for our own

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The Whole Truth

“Straight” Thinking Tells the Whole Truth

Meeting the requirement to tell the whole truth to ensure straight thinking is a tough task for us all.  Facts are where we tend to make our most common crooked thinking.  We misrepresent the facts — whether intentionally or unintentionally.  Therefore, the first lesson for all of us to learn

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