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Lessons for a life well-lived.

Lessons for a life well-lived.

Dr. Brian Gahran

Wisdom is the ability to make sound judgments and good life-choices.  Wise persons anticipate the consequences of decisions.

Like speech, wisdom is an accumulated skill.  It is acquired slowly through personal experience and by learning from the mistakes of others.  Continue reading Lessons for a life well-lived.

The generational divide.

The generational divide.

The generational divide

The basic characteristics of Generation NeXt—motivated by a search for new experiences and treated with suspicion by its elders—are not new.

Just about every generation has been described in exactly the same way, and differing points of view often create friction.   Continue reading The generational divide.

It’s not all about you.

It’s not all about you.

It's not all about you

Adam Smith (1723–1790) was a brilliant, if not eccentric, Scottish economist, philosopher, and psychologist all rolled into one.

Smith explained why, despite our selfish feelings, an internal voice helps us be more sensitive to the needs of others.  Continue reading It’s not all about you.

Don’t suffer your way to wisdom.

Don’t suffer your way to wisdom.

Don't suffer your way to wisdom

Humorist Will Rogers once said, “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”

But acquiring wisdom solely by experience has a psychological price.  Is learning life’s lessons “the hard way”… the only way?  Continue reading Don’t suffer your way to wisdom.