In today’s computer age, days where you can’t look around without seeing someone on their “smart” phone, and times of everyone being connected nearly full time, the word “hack” has come to take on a whole new meaning. It is essentially used to mean “something that makes your life easier or an easier and faster way of doing something.” I’ve seen some pretty cool hacks posted online but I often wonder how come nobody ever shares TRUE “life hacks:” hacks that actually make your life easier in the way(s) that count most. So… I had to. I considered it a challenge I couldn’t back away from. Continue reading
If you Google “rules for life” you get 863 MILLION returns (in under 2/3 of a second). There are whole books written on the subject. You can find lists with as few as three rules and as many as 75 rules. Every now and then as I surf the Internet (and life), I come across something having to do with “rules for life” that catches my eye. This one – Seven Rules of Life – was a meme I saw, read and thought about. I was compelled to share a few thoughts.
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
This morning I’ve seen two things in my facebook “news” feed that have me a bit irked. Let me delve into what I consider the smaller issue first – that of the memes I’ve seen with “NIGGA” used in them… a lot. Perhaps my challenge with the use of this term stems from my mental inflexibility. I don’t understand how using “NIGGA” can be okay, but “NIGGER” can’t. Aren’t they essentially the same thing? Is one a term of endearment but the other is one of insult? Before reading further and thinking I’m just off my rocker, consider this: If you replaced “NIGGA” in all those memes with “CRACKA,” wouldn’t they all look pretty stupid? wouldn’t they be perceived as insulting? Wouldn’t they make you shake your head in wonderment at the idiocy? Read on… Continue reading
Obviously, there are far more than FIVE rules for life if you want to feel motivated, empowered, fulfilled, justified, etc. That said, every now and then I come across a meme that makes me stop and think. If I actually think the thoughts I have are worth sharing, entries like this one occur. Continue reading
I know a woman who, at the grand old age of about eight years old, was taught that someone else was to blame. Blame for what? Everything. That summer she lived with some relatives and in a very short time span she gained a lot of weight. She had lived the lifestyle of those particular relatives: she ate anything she wanted, did next to no physical activity, watched a LOT of television and gained weight. She gained about ten pounds in two weeks. For an eight year old sized person, that’s a lot of weight. When she got home to her family complaining about how fat she was, her mother insisted it wasn’t her fault; it was the fault of the relatives who let her do that. Continue reading