Archives: Personal Development


Handling ANEL Disease

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (44)

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I was talking to my friend Bill a few weeks ago, and in the course of our conversation he happened to mention something about the business troubles Dexter Windbag (pseudonym) had encountered in recent years.  I had no idea the guy was still alive, and had no interest in hearing about his troubles. Nevertheless, my […]

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Economic Reality and Freedom

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (44)

Given the increasing intensity of the battle between socialism and capitalism in America, it’s time for rational people to focus on two issues:  economic reality and freedom. All people of goodwill can certainly agree that freedom is a good thing.  Where they can respectfully disagree is whether or not freedom is the best path to […]

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The One Fear That Can Kill You

Posted on July 17, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (19)

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The phony fear-mongering that has gripped the country since the election of the evil Donald Trump is a reminder to keep your head while those around you are losing theirs.  There’s no question that life is fraught with dangers, but most are grossly overplayed. Take flying, for example.  A large percentage of the population fears […]

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Beware the Professional Interviewee

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)

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It’s amazing how so many incompetent people are adept at fooling interviewers.  I found out the hard way that it’s dangerous to assume someone is competent just because he talks a good game.  There’s many a slip between an interview and a person’s performance on the job. My own experience in this area taught me […]

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The Power of Perspective

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (26)

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I take nothing for granted.  The tragedies that monopolize our TV screens day in and day out — volcanic eruptions … gang violence … floods … school shootings … et al — constantly remind me of how blessed I am.  This daily barrage of depressing news also keeps me on my toes when it comes […]

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Taking Control of Your Desires

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (23)

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A fundamental truth that I learned about desire from Harry Browne is that everyone’s desires are unlimited.  That’s not to say we all have the same desires, just that we have an infinite number of desires. Some of the more common desires include wealth, power, recognition, and, at the extreme end of the desire spectrum, […]

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Status Consciousness, Your Mortal Enemy

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (33)

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I recently ran into a casual acquaintance, Peter, in the lobby of a hotel where I was staying.  I hadn’t seen Peter in many years and almost didn’t recognize him. After shaking hands, I asked him what he’d been up to all these years, and his response reminded me of something the great Tom Wolfe […]

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Why Something Instead of Nothing?

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (38)

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I was more than just a bit interested in hearing what Mark Levin’s recent guest, David Berlinski, had to say on “Life, Liberty, and Levin.”  My interest stemmed from the fact that virtually everything Berlinski said aligns with my own thinking over the years.  Getting confirmation from someone whose knowledge dwarfs your own tends to […]

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Objective Truth versus Relativism

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (27)

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As the social civil wars in America continue to heat up, one wonders how both sides in these hotly contested debates can be so convinced they have objective truth on their side.  Actually, it raises the question of whether there really is such a thing as objective, or absolute, truth. To be absolute, a truth […]

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Mankind: The Failed Experiment

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)

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As I think about the havoc that has reigned throughout the world century after century, I am reminded of one of those ancient-astronaut books I read many years ago that set forth a fascinating theory. The author believed that munificent aliens from another galaxy visited the earth eons ago and created man.  After a long […]

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