Archives: Personal Development


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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Is Man Wolf or Sheep?

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (25)

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The question of whether man is wolf or sheep has been around for a long time and, not surprisingly, there are strong opinions on both sides. It’s certainly not hard to understand the sheep side of the argument. The majority of people are easily influenced by institutional leaders, whether they represent the state, the church, […]

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Does time speed up?

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (30)

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Have you ever wondered why time seems to pass much more quickly every year of your life? Since virtually everyone experiences this phenomenon, there has to be a concrete reason for it. In other words, it can’t just be everyone’s imagination. As it turns out, there have been many theories set forth to explain this […]

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Dealing with Unnecessary Stress

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (26)

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Stress is one of the most talked about topics in modern society. About 610,000 Americans die of heart disease every year, which accounts for about one out of every four deaths. There are many things that contribute to heart disease, the most agreed upon being smoking, excessive drinking, obesity, unhealthy diet, and lack of exercise. […]

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The Efficacy of Wide-ranging Interests

Posted on October 2, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (23)

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I happened to bump into an old acquaintance of mine the other day whom I hadn’t seen in years. What I remembered about him was that he was one of the most narcissistic people I’ve ever known. And, true to his old self, he immediately began talking about money. At one point in our conversation, […]

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The Connection between Evolution and Purpose

Posted on September 18, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (18)

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My last article about the origin of the universe raised a lot of interesting questions from readers. One, in particular, caught my attention. A reader who goes by the name of Joseph wrote, among other things: “The meaning and purpose of life comes from you … I do believe that if life or existence is […]

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Does existence make any sense?

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (33)

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Today, the 14th anniversary of the biggest mass slaughter of human life on American soil, is a good time to reflect on mankind, his purpose, and the universe. Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei is credited with saying that “Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.” A great way of putting it — […]

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