Ambrose Bierce was a man who did not suffer fools gladly. In The Devil’s Dictionary, he skewered humanity, the world— and anything else within his reach. …

Fight for Common Decency

How long have US politics been so painfully divisive? Five years? Ten? Can you even remember a time when it wasn’t?

Here’s how we got here. Too many people have wanted their guy (and now, gal) to win above all else, even when doing so is bad for the country…

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


(Modern adage: “Don’t believe everything you think.”)

“Empathy is an antidote to righteousness, although it’s very difficult to empathize across a moral divide.”

-Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind

You can’t learn what you think you already know.

— Unknown

Think about it. Where could this be true for you?

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

— Albert Schweitzer

I seldom put two quotes in my Friday QUOTE blog posts, but I…

To make a difference, we need the practical empathy to realize that the other person doesn’t know what you know, doesn’t believe what you believe and might not want what…


You could argue that this is the most important sentence in my newest article, “The 5 Secrets of the Beatles’ (and Your) Success”. …


The Beatles were flying on Pan Am flight 101, on their way for their first US tour, and they were troubled about their chances of success.

Paul McCartney said, “They’ve got their own groups. What are we going to give them that they don’t already have?”

John Lennon concluded, “We…

Anyone of us can access enough information to kill us, right now.

— science-fiction writer William Gibson, 1986

Here’s a great article on the very real health effects of using…

Gregg Williams, MFT

Retired therapist. Married 25 years. Loves board games, deep movies. Boundless curiosity about everything. Over 13,000 people are following my articles.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store