Are you aware of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis:
- the limits and structure of language determines their user’s thoughts and actions.
- Language reflects perception, and it also reflects the history of a culture
- It explains why certain ideas and beliefs are so prominent
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
Explain it to me like I’m a 6-year-old
– Denzel Washington (Philadelphia, 1993)
To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”
– Albert Einstein
SUMMARY OF STUDIES (Seligman et al., 1967; Hiroto et al., 1975):
Assertive self-expression is direct, firm, positive – and, when necessary, persistent – action intended to promote equality in person-to-person relationships. Assertiveness enables us to act in our own best interests, to stand up for ourselves without undue anxiety, to exercise personal rights without denying the rights of others and to express our feelings and needs (affection, love, friendship, disappointment, annoyance, anger, regret, sorrow) honestly and comfortably (Alberti & Emmons, 2008).
“You’re right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins!”
President Abraham Lincoln
I’m a gambler and love slot machines.
-La La Anthony
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.10. Emotional Reasoning
– Mark Twain