Who Are You?

On one of the blogs I follow – Extra Life at extralifereviews.com – was reviewing a movie called the Promising Young Woman. I encourage you to read this blog, but one thing that stuck with me was that a woman was raped by a “Nice Guy.” Basically a guy that appears nice on the outsideContinue reading “Who Are You?”

Roll Over?

It is a misconception that when you are congenial, whether it is a man or a woman, that people will be able to run all over you. Some people’s attitudes are this; if a person is nice and congenial, they are not strong. However, strength does not always have to be shown by brute force.Continue reading “Roll Over?”

Stay Curious

I used to work for an international payroll company, before I went to work as a LYFT driver. The first thing I was introduced to was their “culture.” There were a lot of things that they had in their culture that I had never heard of in my career. Their culture hung on an ideaContinue reading “Stay Curious”

Transcendence – Self Actualization

When I saw this was a virtue of strength, I was a little pessimistic. I was wondering how transcendence could be a strength, muchless a virtue, but since this blog is “How to be the person that people want to be around.” I have stated this before, I am not there yet, so this isContinue reading “Transcendence – Self Actualization”


This is far less sexy than all of the other virtues, because temperance gets right down to the marrow. What I mean is that if you practice temperance – you cannot do it part way: It is the hard path – the narrow way. Temperance helps you avoid overconsumption by monitoring moderation and self restraint.Continue reading “Temperance”


“Justice means giving each person what he or she deserves or, in more traditional terms  giving each person his or her due.” (Manual Velasquez, Clair Andre, Thomas Shanks, S.J., and Michael J Meyer/Justice and Fairness/ Markkula Center for Applied Ethics/2/22/2021) But isn’t there more to justice? What is justice anyway, and how can we makeContinue reading “Justice”


Humanity Is the third item in our list of what it means to be strong. It is a virtue that seems to have some lacking in our society as a whole. There are three attributes that make up humanity. They are all important. There is: Love, Kindness and Social Intelligence. It might seem easy –Continue reading “Humanity”


The second virtue of strength is courage – But what is courage? Is it John McClane hunting down bad guys? It is Rambo taking out a town, because they drew first blood? King Arthur, the knights of the round table and Camelot? Is it the Cowardly Lion facing the Wicked Witch of the West? YesContinue reading “Courage”


Wisdom – the word conjures up mental images of an old man sitting cross legged atop a snowy mountain, doling out advice to all who seek it. But how does one obtain wisdom? It is spoken about in religion and secularism, it is a topic of modern psychology, but is wisdom really attainable, or isContinue reading “Wisdom”