Recent content by Memphian Michael

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    One of the best poems by one of the greatest poets ever.

    It's one that I've held close to my heart for many years. Although it seems a bit macabre and gloomy, the wording/flow/meter of it just shines brilliantly! Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I...
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    Boosting self-confidence

    In this dog-eat-dog world, boasting and maintaining self-confidence is crucial. Otherwise, you'll get stampeded (in the figurative, possibly even literal, way). Walk with your head held high and even with a bit of swagger in your step. Look everyone you come across in the eye; try to always...
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    In your own opinion, what's the most constructive way(s) to use leisure/spare time?

    Think about it openly and critically. Name some activities that help you (and others) maximize spare/idle time---whether it be making money, losing weight, pursing a worthwhile hobby, etc.
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    What is Personal Development?

    I think your assessment of what 'personal development' is about right on target; however, I thought I'd share what the phrase means to me. Personal development (aka 'self-enhancement') is, fundamentally, about developing the self into a more well-rounded, better adjusted one. It means taking...
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    How to Know If Your Relationship is Failing.

    I'm no relationship expert/therapist by far, but I have more than enough experience in this area to justify my responses. In addition to the possible indicators of a failing relationship that you listed, here are a few of mine (most actually experienced firsthand, but some I've witnessed...
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    Meaning of Life

    This is one of the oldest and most mysterious questions that's ever been asked? What am I? Where do I fit in this world? Why am I here and what's my purpose? I'd be less than truthful if I were to claim that I had the answer---very much so, in fact. I find myself pondering this question almost...
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    Have you ever felt stuck?

    Hatteubanal: I can totally empathize with you. Myself, I'm 31 and feel very much like you---that I've gotten thus far in life without really accomplishing much of anything. 10/15 years ago I always envisioned myself being very successful and having a good, tight family by time I attained 30...
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    I'm here, let the party commence.

    I'm here, let the party commence.