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And having taken these things from under Vasili Andreevich, Nikita went behind the sledge, dug out a hole for himself in the snow, put straw into it, wrapped his coat well round him, covered himself with the sackcloth, and pulling his cap well down seated himself on the straw...

There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living: there is nothing that is harder to learn. Of the other arts there are many teachers everywhere; some of them we have seen that mere boys have mastered so thoroughly that they could...

DEALING WITH SUFFERING There are several ways to deal with suffering: keep it to yourself, escape from it, pass it on to someone else, end it in yourself, or transform it into something helpful. Let’s look at each in turn, illustrated with case studies. KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. A popular (yet far from ideal) strategy is to keep your suffering to yourself – to “suffer...

A Look at the Common Payoffs of Musterbation   Some of the reasons you have for hanging onto your shoulds are detailed below. These payoffs, like those in all erroneous zones, are mostly self-destructive but nevertheless constitute a certain support system of their own. • You can take...

Resisting Enculturation and Traditions When They Affect You Negatively Progress, yours personally and the world’s, depends on unreasonable men, rather than people who adapt to their society and accept whatever comes along. Progress depends on individuals who are innovators, who reject convention and fashion their own...

There is a neat little word, coined by Albert Ellis, for the tendency to incorporate shoulds into your life. It is “musterbation”.You are “musterbating” whenever you find yourself behaving in ways that you feel you must, even though you might prefer some other form of...

God sent for his dearest angel and showed him the pattern of a mother. The angel didn’t like what he saw: “You have been working too many extra hours, You no longer know what You are doing,” the angel said. “Look at that! Special kisses to cure...

‘When an apple ripens and falls – what makes it fall? Is it that it is attracted to the ground, is it that the stem withers, is it that the sun has dried it up, that is has grown heavier, that the wind shakes it,...

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