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There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. – Unknown — Most people don’t really like to commit. ¬†Usually because once you’ve committed to something you’re, well… ¬†committed. ¬†You... read more

Dealing With Manipulative People Part 3

Manipulators suck. –Thomas James — So, as it turns out, there aren’t that many quotes on manipulation.¬† Which I thought was kind of surprising, to be honest.¬† Luckily you have an incredibly witty host who can provide you with little gems of wisdom like the one you see at the top of this article. If you hadn’t already noticed from the title of this article, this is part 3 (Of... read more

Dealing With Manipulative People Part 2

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable. –Dr. Joyce Brothers — As usual, I’m not going to spend much time on the pre-amble since this is the second part to this post.¬† I would highly recommend viewing the first part of this post before... read more

Dealing With Manipulative People Part 1

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words.¬† If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. –Philip K. Dick — Not so long ago I had to finally put some issues to rest that I’ve been having with a family member my entire life.¬† Someone who had (Or so it seemed at the time.) been very subtle in their attempts... read more

Surround Yourself With Success

You must look into other people as well as at them. – Lord Chesterfield — When I first heard of surrounding myself with success, it was not only a foreign concept in that I had never heard of it before, but it was foreign on the most base level of my understanding of social relationships and how they affect the individual. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself.¬† First, I’ll let... read more

For the ladies: Why you should never settle in a relationship

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. –Nelson Mandela — Truthfully, this is a good post for men as well since both sexes suffer from relationship complacency; however I think that women will probably benefit a lot more from what I’m about to write than men will since in my experience it is more... read more