Kindness of Strangers: This Time From a Fitness Expert

Kindness, generosity, and helping others selflessly are human virtues. Some of you have commented on my previous posts about the examples of kindness from strangers I have witnessed in people. Here is another example. A helpful stranger named Marcel Dinkins who is a well-respected fitness training expert saw my kettlebell swings videos on Instagram, and… Continue reading Kindness of Strangers: This Time From a Fitness Expert

Kindness is Powerful

Last night in New York City I was walking home, getting soaked in the pouring rain. Along the way I noticed other people’s umbrellas wishing I had brought mine. As the cold water drenched my hair and neck, I hoped I wouldn’t fall sick. Then the unexpected happened. Noticing my plight, a stranger about to… Continue reading Kindness is Powerful

Ray Dalio, Randall Munroe and I Think Alike – Culture of Courage & Candor

On the matter of bad behavior of complaining against others behind their backs, Ray Dalio, Randall Munroe¬†and I share the same viewpoint. This article starts with Randall’s cartoon, Ray’s and my quotes on the subject and then discusses the causes of and solutions for this problem. Please note that this article is not about ethical… Continue reading Ray Dalio, Randall Munroe and I Think Alike – Culture of Courage & Candor

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Book Review)

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall is one of the most inspiring books I’ve read in a long time. It is a book about adventures, travels, cultures, customs, ancient wisdom, evolution, anatomy, biology, footwear, anthropology, friendships and human nature. It is also a book about long distance running. Through the stories of his warm characters,… Continue reading Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Book Review)

The Kindness of Taxi Drivers

It happened to me yet again! Another taxi driver refused to take money from me. I don’t fully understand why, but it happens to me every couple of months. Over the past several years, taxi drivers in San Jose, California; Chicago; Philadelphia; New York City and other cities have insisted to me that the ride… Continue reading The Kindness of Taxi Drivers

Consumers, Confidence & the Economy: What You Can Do to Help

We individual consumers should, as a community, take steps to support and strengthen the U.S. and global economy. People’s confidence and our actions resulting from it are an important factor in rescuing and rebuilding the economy. Yes, we need to be cautious about spending and should save money during this economic time, but we need… Continue reading Consumers, Confidence & the Economy: What You Can Do to Help

Can multiple contradicting religions all be true? An imaginary discussion between two people

Cast: Rex, a philosopher. Fanatic, a religious fanatic who believes all other religions are false. Rex: Do you believe in God? Fanatic: Yes. Rex: Do you believe God can do anything? Fanatic: Yes. Rex: Is God above human sciences, logic and reasoning? Fanatic: Yes. Rex: Can God do something that we humans can not understand… Continue reading Can multiple contradicting religions all be true? An imaginary discussion between two people