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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: January 2021

Stanford Prison Experiment

I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show and I heard Dr. Philip Zimbardo.  He is a past professor from Stanford University, was president of the American Psychology Association and wrote The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox among other books.  He is well-known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students took on the roles of prisoners and guards for a 24-hour-a-day experiment.  It only lasted six days instead of two weeks due to the psychological trauma on the participants.  Most recently, he is studying heroism by asking what makes some people turn to evil things and others act like heroes and help others?  Continue reading

Dr. BJ Miller

Dr. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco.  He lost three of his limbs in an electrocution accident as a college student.  When he was a guest on The Tim Ferriss Show he shared some amazing inspirational nuggets about being in the moment and what he has learned from those who are at the end of their journey on earth.  He talked about how fresh baked cookies or looking at art brings us back to the moment and helps us remember what makes us happy. Continue reading

America is an idea

When I drove my two sons from Canada to North Carolina in 2019 for the World Irish Dance Championships, we took a detour on the way home and stopped in Washington D.C.  We toured the Capitol and all the monuments and were so impressed with the history.  As Bono once said, “America is an idea.  Ireland is a great country, but it’s not an idea.  Great Britain is a great country, but it’s not an idea.  That’s how we see you around the world, as one of the greatest ideas in human history.” Continue reading

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