Robert Ringer Archives


American Sniper — My Take

Posted on February 13, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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I finally got around to seeing American Sniper last weekend, and it certainly gave me a lot to think about. First and foremost, it was a grim reminder that since the beginning of recorded history, the most significant and consistent phenomenon about mankind is his penchant for war. The greatest loss of life in America […]

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The Thought-Reality Connection

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Motivational speakers and authors have long insisted that it’s possible to exert a great deal of control over your destiny by maintaining a positive mental attitude. Even though problems are an integral part of life, they believe that the key to success is how you react to those problems. So, are they right? Or is […]

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Intervening in the Law Of Averages

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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When I was about twenty years old, I excelled at two things: naiveté and gullibility. It never occurred to me that making money had anything to do with creating value in the marketplace, so it was quite natural for me to gravitate toward gambling. I loved horse racing, and went through a period where I […]

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Guarding Against Negativism

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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A friend recently told me that he never worries about negative input from others because he has such a positive outlook on life that he doesn’t believe negative talk has any effect on him. Maybe so, but in my view it’s still a good idea to avoid negative people, particularly those who are critical of […]

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The Delusion of Immortality

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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The facts notwithstanding, I believe that a majority of people unthinkingly delude themselves about their mortality — meaning that they act as though they believe they are immortal. Of course, they don’t consciously admit it, at least not to others. I’ve known more than one person who acted as though he believed he will be […]

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Principle versus Popularity

Posted on January 17, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Today is Muhammad Ali’s seventy-third birthday, and it’s yet another reminder that it’s more important to be loyal to your principles than to be popular. Truth and popularity, in fact, are all too often at odds with one another. In comparing his own life to that of Socrates in his book The Consolations of Philosophy, […]

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The Truth About Entrepreneurs

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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As America’s experiment with socialism continues to crumble (notwithstanding the lies that are fed to us daily by the media), more and more people are coming to realize that entrepreneurship was the driving force behind America’s widespread prosperity — prosperity that few people could have imagined as recent as the mid-20th century. Entrepreneurship embodies the […]

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The Ultimate Challenge

Posted on January 6, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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An acquaintance of mine recently told me how depressing he thought it was that so many famous people passed away in 2014 — Robin Williams … Joe Cocker … Tony Gwynn … James Garner … Mickey Rooney … Shirley Temple … Joan Rivers … to name but a few. No question about it, when someone […]

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How Busy Are You?

Posted on December 31, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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Considering the headline of his fabled full-page ad, it’s no wonder the late and legendary Joe Karbo was able to sell millions of copies of his self-published little paperback book The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches. The headline I’m referring to is: MOST PEOPLE ARE TOO BUSY EARNING A LIVING TO MAKE ANY MONEY. What’s […]

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Self-perception Rules the Day

Posted on December 23, 2014 by Robert Ringer

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My recent article titled “Reality versus Perception of Reality” got me thinking about just how important self-perception is when it comes to one’s survival. In fact, I am convinced that self-perception pretty much guides every aspect of a person’s life, which places a huge premium on his ability to accurately interpret reality. When it comes […]

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