That Don’t Impress Me Much
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Post No.: 0693   Furrywisepuppy says:   Imagine if you were the only person in the world. Everything else is present as it is right now – such as the houses, cars, etc. and you can have whatever you like … Read More

Express Your Authentic Self
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Post No.: 0687   Furrywisepuppy says:   Tough fuzzy patches will inevitably arise at work, like when an unexpected (in timing) pandemic scuppers all plans. But conscientious people will fail less because they work hard. Conscientiousness and grit/determination are correlated. … Read More

With a Little Delicate Tact
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Post No.: 0683   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many of us have come to believe that work is to be endured, not enjoyed. After all, it’s work, not play, right?! But since our time at work during our working years totals … Read More

A Non-Judgemental and Non-Reacting Acceptance
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Post No.: 0676   Furrywisepuppy says:   There are many benefits to practising mindfulness, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s not a panacea for all our problems, not everybody likes doing it and it doesn’t work for everybody. Also, not … Read More

Negativity Bias and Giving More Import to Bad Things
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Post No.: 0667   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The recall of unpleasant memories is greater compared to with pleasant ones. This is because of our ‘negativity bias’. We tend to give more mental attention and weight to things that go wrong … Read More

The Dark Side of Positive Thinking
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Post No.: 0663   Furrywisepuppy says:   Positive thinking is beneficial when we otherwise would feel like giving up on something that’s worth persisting with – that belief that one can do something, because it is within reach that one … Read More

Status Symbols and Social Standing
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Post No.: 0650   Furrywisepuppy says:   Our social standing is a contextual and subjective rather than objective construct. We can be simultaneously respected highly by some groups and looked down upon by others. This is also why symbols that … Read More

Contentment is the True State of Success in Life
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Post No.: 0641   Furrywisepuppy says:   Contentment is the true overall furry goal in life, not the pursuit of happiness per se. Contentment needs no external input and is sourced primarily and sustainably from within, whereas happiness often requires … Read More

The Ambition to Succeed (Whatever Success Means to You?)
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Post No.: 0627   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you feel stuck in life, then first of all ask yourself what success means to you? Success can be defined in a multitude of different ways and there’s no objective answer. You … Read More

How to Bolster Your Willpower and Self-Control
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Post No.: 0618   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many of us wish we had more willpower. (Go away biscuits!) It’s about seeking our pleasure now versus our greater happiness or pleasure later.   Being a risk-taker or risk-averse, or trusting or … Read More

How Happiness can Stall Even as Prosperity Rises
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Post No.: 0613   Furrywisepuppy says:   We’ve learnt that people frequently exhibit inconsistency and thus irrationality with their own choices – as examined in Post No.: 0576. This isn’t to say that humans are always irrational. Organisms don’t have … Read More

The Things We Worship have Psychological Power Over Us
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Post No.: 0606   Furrywisepuppy says:   Another contributing reason why people endlessly chase money and status (if we continue on from Post No.: 0561) is that these things increase one’s power over others, and power has no limit. And … Read More

Resilience and Picking Oneself Up from a Fall
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Post No.: 0580   Furrywisepuppy says:   Resilience comes not from avoiding failures but from facing them openly and picking oneself up again and again. It’s about inward aspects like self-awareness and self-care, and outward aspects like having a clear … Read More

Chasing Status in a Highly Unequal World
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Post No.: 0561   Furrywisepuppy says:   Beyond for genuine necessities, a few nice luxuries and some financial security for the future and for one’s family – a major reason why people want ever more money and materials is because … Read More

Let’s Perform Some Random Acts of Kindness!
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Post No.: 0546   Furrywisepuppy says:   For most people, kindness feels intrinsically rewarding because kindness is evolutionarily necessary in order to help raise children. It’s a key part of reciprocal altruism, as well as sexual selection i.e. kindness is … Read More

Purpose and Meaning, from Youth, Mid-Life to Retirement
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Post No.: 0514   Furrywisepuppy says:   People are motivated by many different things, not just money or material goods. Even if we look at money – its effects on motivation isn’t as straightforward as we may think. People don’t … Read More

Do Something Productive to Pick Yourself Up Again
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Post No.: 0489   Furrywisepuppy says:   Always try to look on the bright side of life! If you ever get knocked down or rejected – get back up again. If something or someone isn’t right for you, it doesn’t … Read More

Self-Compassion, Self-Care and Self-Kindness
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Post No.: 0483   Furrywisepuppy says:   We’re sometimes guilty of self-defeating or self-sabotaging thoughts like ‘why does this always happen to me?’ or ‘why do I keep on doing that?’ We instead need to practise self-compassion to curb these … Read More

Feeling Fortunate, Hopeful and Optimistic!
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Post No.: 0464   Furrywisepuppy says:   I’ve pondered many times about the inescapable role that luck plays in our lives but sometimes – such as here, or when acknowledging our own inevitable mortality, for instance – dwelling on the … Read More

Maximising our Well-Being and Life Satisfaction
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Post No.: 0453   Furrywisepuppy says:   Emotions could be said to be what we experience when we’re not thinking about what we’re experiencing but just experiencing whatever we’re experiencing; whilst feelings could be said to be what we feel … Read More

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