Every year around this time, as all law enforcement professionals know, suicides and suicide attempts seem to climb in number. The stress of the season, for whatever reason, seems to outweigh the happiness and good cheer that (seemingly) all of us are trying to spread. The challenge is that not ALL of us really are trying to spread good cheer. Some people are merely trying to make a few more dollars before the fiscal year ends. Some people are just trying to get a few more sales made before the end of year. Some people are just trying to leverage the season to fatten their purses/wallets and they don’t think about anything else. Now, it’s true that such folks can really only prey on those who haven’t set a budget or haven’t made up their mind what they want to buy, etc. Continue reading
Yes, I admit to “baiting” with the title. I was hoping it would make people wonder, “What might that be?” or “What does this guy Borelli think it is?” My answer: Overcoming adversity. Out of the thousands of skills we need to learn (and hopefully master) throughout our lives, the ability to successfully cope with and overcome adversity is the single most important skill we can master. I KNOW there are plenty of people thinking, “But what about…?” and putting in a different life’s skill. I won’t argue you with you because there may be other life skills that you as an individual feel are more important. To me – because of the quirks of my personality, knowledge and life’s experience – overcoming adversity is the single most important life skill a person needs to master. Using some contemporary events, let me expound a little bit on why. Continue reading
WARNING: This is my OPINION. As such I don’t need to justify it, support it, argue points of it, etc. If what I say upsets you, you are welcome not to read it anymore.
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It’s morning in America. It’s Wednesday; middle of the work week. Happy Hump Day. You made it to the half way mark. That might seem easier or harder this week because election day was yesterday. For some, that meant the day off. For others, that meant an extra long work day. For kids around the country it meant schools were closed since so many are used as polling places. What it meant, in general, was that Monday was a lower-than-usual productivity day as everyone debated and prepared for election day. Tuesday was election day and even though voting usually only takes a couple of hours AT MOST (and only if the line is long), the day centers around the election and discussions about candidates, pros, cons, etc. Then Tuesday evening is spent by a lot of people – all around the world in fact – waiting to see who won. Continue reading