Category Archives: Advice

The World is Full of Damaged Psyches: You Will Live Better if You Avoid Them

Wilhelm Wundt (seated) with colleagues in his psychological laboratory, the first of its kind.

Let me begin by stating unequivocally that we are all flawed psyches; we are all damaged, we all deviate from psychic harmony. The world is full of damaged psyches. Continue reading The World is Full of Damaged Psyches: You Will Live Better if You Avoid Them

Should You Move Out of the USA if Possible?

The good advice (original title: Le bon conseil), by Jean-Baptiste Madou.

(Update Jan 4, 2021 – The current US president, and many members of his party’s attempt to ignore the will of the people after losing an election by more than 7 million votes—and thereby engineer an autocoup—foretells extreme danger in the USA. If members of that party control both the House and the Senate they may be able to invalidate any future presidential election results they don’t like. The USA is moving rapidly toward tyranny.)

(Update April 8, 2020 – The Republican party led government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic reveals the danger we all face with government in the hands of those who don’t believe in it. Strongly consider leaving the USA. For more see my best countries list.)

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Is Unsolicited Advice Indistinguishable from Criticism?

The good advice (original title: Le bon conseil), by Jean-Baptiste Madou.

Unsolicited Advice as Criticism – Suppose I say: “You should move to Florida!” or “You should quit your job!” or “You shouldn’t eat so much!” or “You shouldn’t hang out with those people!” In all these case there is implicit criticism. Continue reading Is Unsolicited Advice Indistinguishable from Criticism?