While thinking about this topic, I realized that although I had a pretty good implicit understanding of what the word “value” meant, I couldn’t clearly express it in words… so I went looking. According to “Lord Google”, the word value can be defined as the “regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something”. Continue reading Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Value
Before we begin, we should note here that this applies to masculine men in a heterosexual relationship with feminine women… the point of view I can see most clearly.
Like most thirty something year old men, I have listened to many of my friends (who shall remain nameless) complain about their wives and girlfriends. To be completely honest, and in the interest of full disclosure, I also did my fair share of complaining about the opposite sex when I was a kid who didn’t know any better. There are usually a variety of complaints, but I remember one in particular sticking out like a sore thumb. No, it’s not about surface level things like “she doesn’t put out enough”, or “she doesn’t cook”, or “she doesn’t get along well with my group of friends”. Rather, most of these complaints center around what most of my friends call the wife’s “irrational behavior”. An example of this “irrational behavior” is an instance when the woman in a man’s life asks him to do something and she gets deeply upset if he actually does what she asked for. I’m going to state the obvious… from a logical standpoint, that makes no sense at all! Being a naturally curious individual, I couldn’t help but wonder why the heck this sort of friction permeated many relationships so I looked deeper. Continue reading Men, be “nice” to your wives
If you’re like me, you grew up being told how important it was/is to eat your vegetables. If you were also as annoyingly inquisitive as I was as a kid, you probably demanded to know why it was so important the thousand odd times that topic came up each year. If we’re being honest, most of our parents probably gave us passable answers to this question as kids but since our youthful brains were still too underdeveloped to really grasp what those answers meant, most of us ignored this piece of wisdom. Continue reading You are what you eat… wait, is that really true?
Almost all of us know the lifestyle habits that are in our best interest to adopt for a better chance at living longer and more fulfilled lives. For example, the average well adjusted adult unequivocally knows that if he/she regularly exercises and takes their vitamins, he/she will probably become a much more productive member of our society. If you’ve been paying attention, you’d have noticed that even though pretty much all of us know the life affirming habits we should be practicing on a daily basis for a better life, very few of us actually follow through. Even though we are probably pretty different from one another, i’m assuming you have human blood coursing through your veins and probably know exactly what I mean. As I typed that last sentence, I got really curious about your take on why we don’t get around to doing things we should but since you aren’t physically here to tell me what you think, I’ll just share my own thoughts on that question with you. Now then, here it goes… Continue reading Thoughts on prioritization