“People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good.” - Mark Manson I feel compelled to write a post today about feeling offended in today's modern world. In the last few weeks I've had a few different people become offended by something or … Continue reading Blogging Etiquette – Are We Becoming Too Easily Offended?
"Perhaps we've never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there's no sign of intelligent life." - Neil deGrasse Tyson Well, it's my birthday today and I'm now 31 years old! Holy heck. I don't think age really matters all that much, because I'm decidedly always going to stay a fully grown … Continue reading Celebrating My Birthday with Ancient Aliens
"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." - Bill Gates Inside Bill's Brain Well, I recently binge-watched the new Netflix docu-series on Bill Gate's life and amazing accomplishments. All I can say is, holy shit... This guy has done a lot for the world and it's really … Continue reading “Inside Bill’s Brain” on Netflix
"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another." - Napoleon Hill Influence I'm going to tell you something that may surprise you, but every single person on this planet right now is influential. The way we handle ourselves, the … Continue reading Every Single One of Us is Influential
"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one's understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another. Sapere Aude! [dare to know] "Have courage to … Continue reading Are Trump Supporters Unenlightened?
A few things happened to me today. First, I overcame my fear of public speaking by making a presentation to my class at University about the contrasts between the poetic epic that is Beowulf and the masterpieces which Tolkien had produced. I don't know if any of you had known, but Tolkien was kind of … Continue reading Beowulf, Tolkien, Overcoming Anxiety, and Momentum in Life
“Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a … Continue reading A Survival Guide For Introverts – Part II
So, I'm just over a week into my studies now and doing a lot of reading which is awesome. I find that when I'm forced to do a lot of reading, it has an effect on me similar to meditation. It forces my mind to quiet down and focus. My compulsion to jump from one … Continue reading First week of School is Behind Me. Self-Doubt, Social Anxiety, And Perseverance
Well, today, some news has found me and it's left me feeling disturbed. I'm depressed and angry and worried about the future of humanity lately. I just don't understand the world right now, some people or who's responsible for the vileness of it all at the moment... I mean, I have some ideas, of who's … Continue reading Climate Change Denial and A Toxic World
Hey fellow bloggers, writers, and friends, I'm sure that it's seemed lately like I've just been pumping out loads of content, and I'll tell you why that is... It's not because I've been bitten with inspiration, because I honestly haven't been. I actually haven't written much in the past week or so, I've had creative … Continue reading A New Post Schedule and Direction for Blog of the Wolf Boy
Well, my first week of school is behind me, and honestly, it wasn't nearly as intimidating as I thought it might be (I even talked to people). My confidence is quite high for the term to come now, so that's a relief. Phew! I've met a couple of friendly students along the way, my professors … Continue reading Orientation Week is Over And a New List of Priorities
“Online dating doesn’t suck, too many people suck at online dating!” ― Kevin Darné, Online Dating Avoid The Catfish! Online Dating I've been thinking about writing this post for a little while now, and then earlier in this week, my blogging friend Jim made a post about online dating. This post got my gears going … Continue reading Online Dating – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." - Norman Vincent Peale The Cons of Compliments Some of you may be thinking, "Cons of compliments? There are cons to compliments?". Well, yeah, there can be actually and if you're not aware of what those … Continue reading The Dangers of Too Much Praise And How to Give Healthy Criticism
Well, it's officially Orientation Week at my University and the new students/on-campus residents have arrived to move into their dorms. I decided to wander down today to pick up a book for my Introduction to Psychology class which I'd added to my schedule at the last minute. It turns out that this textbook cost me … Continue reading Orientation Week And Social Anxieties