Archives: Personal Development


Jackie Robinson: A Legitimate Civil Rights Hero

Posted on April 15, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)

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Today is the 69th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, which ended a long and shameful era in American history. In case you missed it on television, I would urge you to go online and watch PBS’s two-part series on the life of Jackie Robinson. Watching his remarkable story brought a […]

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Winning Through Failure

Posted on March 8, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (32)

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Last week, I posted on Facebook some of my thoughts about Mitt Romney’s vile attack on Donald Trump. Had the impeccably manicured Mitt been half as harsh with Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential campaign, he probably would be preparing for a second term right now. But, unfortunately, he lacked either the principle or courage, […]

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Is Life Boring?

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (43)

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The other day a friend of mine was lamenting about how bored he’s been lately. He said he couldn’t bring himself to work on even the most mundane tasks, because he felt everything he did was tedious. My experience has convinced me that this problem becomes worse for most people with the passage of time. […]

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Discovering You’re Sane

Posted on January 18, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (48)

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Over the years, I can’t tell you how many emails and letters I’ve received from readers who have said things like, “I thought maybe I was crazy until I read your book.” They always seem to be genuinely relieved to discover that someone else has similar thoughts to theirs. This is really what the Trump […]

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Resisting Conformity

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (51)

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Scientists tell us that human intelligence is the most powerful force in the universe. That’s right — not gamma-ray bursts, not black holes, not gravity, but human intelligence. To the best of our knowledge, man is the only compilation of atoms that is both aware of itself and gifted with the power to reason. His […]

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Dick Tracy and Cellular Smartwatches

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (12)

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Now that we’re in the early stages of cellular smartwatches, I thought you’d enjoy taking a trip back to the early 1980s and reading the first article I wrote about cellular telephone, a technology that the average person had not yet even heard of at the time. As you can see, the tongue-in-cheek title of […]

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The Age of Innocence

Posted on November 26, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (38)

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There’s something about Thanksgiving that brings back memories of my childhood, more so even than Christmas. I consider myself to be blessed to have lived in America when it was a symbol of stability and freedom to people everywhere. As the world continues its sociological supernova, I find myself increasingly saddened by the fact that […]

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Judge, and Prepare to Be Judged

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (54)

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The infantile behavior and entitlement mentality of rioting college students at the University of Missouri, Ithaca College, and Smith College, while something of a yawner in our age of lie-laced victimization protests, is part of a much broader problem. The broader problem I’m referring to is the complete disintegration of Western civilization — i.e., the […]

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The Mystery of Death

Posted on November 9, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (52)

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In my recent article titled “Immortality versus Nothingness,” I speculated on what happens to us after death. As a compliment to that article, I’m going to focus here on the abstract of death itself, because the daily news is saturated with tales of death. Consider: The south side of Chicago is now more dangerous than […]

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Happiness in Our Golden Age of Envy

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (44)

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Envy is an emotion that all human beings possess to one extent or another. It has no doubt been around since “civilized” man first arrived on the scene. But today’s envy is much more extreme than it was just a few decades ago. I believe we are now in the midst of what historians may […]

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