Self-Knowledge College: WHAT’S COMING! (Part 1 of 2)

Self-Knowledge College:  WHAT'S COMING!   Yesterday, I told you about my house move and explained why I haven’t been posting for months. Today, I’ll tell you what’s coming to Self-Knowledge College. I’ll address the most difficult problems people are suffering from. In two … [Read more...]

An apology and an explanation

I want to apologize for not posting for quite a while. I have moved from Caledon, Ontario, which is near Toronto, to Waterloo, Ontario, a city about 100 km south of Caledon. The move was the first in about 25 years and necessitated divesting myself of 1,200 books and 37 bookcases along with the … [Read more...]

The Self Part 2: Searching for yourself? Flying blind?

Need a new search party? Try you! When children play Hide and Seek, at least the searchers know who they’re looking for. Do we know who we’re searching for when we’re looking for ourselves? Not usually. Which means we’re flying, or searching, blind Because if we don’t know what we’re looking … [Read more...]

The Self Part 1: Do You Find Yourself or Create it?

AND WHY BOTHER ANYWAY? We joked the other day about “finding ourselves.” MANY EXPERTS ADVISE US TO “FIND OURSELVES.” But the philosopher Thomas Szasz and the writer George Bernard Shaw both say, “The self is not something one finds: it is something one creates.” What? S#*! Many wise … [Read more...]

LOVE YOURSELF FIRST OR YOU CAN’T LOVE ANYONE ELSE

LOVE YOURSELF FIRST “I am always in love but love starts with yourself.” Oscar De La Renta You can’t love anybody else unless you love yourself first. Oscar De La Renta, the late famous clothing designer, was interviewed a couple of years ago  in the Toronto Star by Jeanne Beker. The photo … [Read more...]

How to be a success like Genie Bouchard

Secrets of success: Genie Bouchard Wimbledon junior champion 2 years ago at 18. Wimbledon finalist at 20 this year.Why she's a success and how you can be too. Here are a few critical success keys.SELF-CONFIDENCE First she is completely self-confident. When she goes out on the tennis court she … [Read more...]

Self-Knowledge led to political sucess for Kathleen Wynne

Self-Knowledge led to political success for Kathleen Wynne, premier of Ontario. It can happen for you too. (Not to be the leader of the Liberals! What if you are conservative or NDP!?) But you CAN be successful at whatever YOU want to be!   And she attributes her success to … [Read more...]

NO SELF-KNOWLEDGE DOOMS YOU

NO SELF-KNOWLEDGE DOOMS YOU Mad Men’s Don Draper: how to screw up life—your own and everybody else’s. The first job of our lives is to know ourselves. If we fail to do it, nothing—nothing—can prevent us from failure, regret and emptiness. This is brought home today in Salon by Heather Havrilevsky … [Read more...]

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