In the 1979 comedy movie “A Little Romance”, Sir Laurence Olivier plays a devilish, but charming character named Julius. Julius has shared a legend with two young characters in the movie who believe him, but later find out that the legend is a lie. When they confront him about the lie, Julius says,” What are […]
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I was walking through an empty parking lot outside the Starbucks the other day and saw the following: Someone pulled into the lot, got out of his car, and walked up to the front door. It was dark inside, nobody there. He tried the front door and found it locked. He looked inside again and […]
In his excellent book Listening with the Third Ear, the analyst Theodor Reik makes the point that sometimes people who seem to be seeking advice or actually looking for permission to do something they’ve already decided to do. You will know that’s happening when someone who comes to you with advice already has a solution, […]
In ancient times, there was something called a “touchstone.” This was a dark colored stone was used to determine the purity of gold or silver that was scraped across it, based on the color that it would produce. In life, you can be a touchstone for the people that you care about by reflecting back […]