14) Free Sex! Free Drugs! Free Gold Bars!!! And a rowboat…

Did you ever sing Row Row Row Your Boat?  Hey, I did too!  Did you realize that it held the Secret to Life?  Neither did I. Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and others, showed us that our minds are not our own individual ‘things’, but rather, partake of, are shaped by, and continue to be influenced…

13) I put Donald Trump in the White House

Yep, it’s true. I did. This is the most important thing I learned in this election. It’s going to be a bit painful to admit this to you, but I do have to confess. President Drumpf is my fault. See, I laughed at him. Assumed he was an idiot. Racist. Xenophobic. Totalitarian. Immoral. Someone who…

11) Ninja Training, part 2: WISE goals

I am presenting to the world, the Dolderman Theory of Intrinsic Motivation.  This is rooted in complex systems thinking, humanistic psychology, and modern integrative social-developmental neuroscience.  But for now, let’s stick with the fun, useful part. My claim:  WISE goals rule, especially for long-term happiness. They wipe the walls with those silly SMART goals we’re…

10.1) Important theory stuff if you’re skeptical about Intrinsic Motivation

I want to try to make as clear as I can, and briefly, just why Intrinsic motivation gets so much glory. Especially because it can sound idealistic and unconvincing, even cheesy. So we’ve gotta understand it.    The core issue is the SOURCE of your motivations.  Where do the motivations come from?  Inside or outside? …

10) Ninja Training — Habit Change, part 1 (or how to stop “being a loser”)

Important Preamble:  Let’s start off with a common understanding here. I am not some motivational guru.  No way man, not even close.  Here’s the thing –each person in life exists within, and indeed is formed out of, a karmic web of infinite cause and effect relationships, which interact dynamically through vastly complicated feedback loops that…

7) Beauty eh?

Want to learn how to see lightning bolts on a sunny day?  No?  Seriously?  Okay fine…whatever.  Your loss! Oh, wait, you said yes?  Oh okay, cool.  Then I have a little story for you.  About lightning bolts. And the Secret of Life. One of my favourite things in the world is to wander around, uh,…

6) Something Positive

Well, that took more than half a year.  Hehe….not exactly how you start a successful blog eh? So, here’s what happened.  Depression. It turns out that staring into the abyss of society’s escalation into madness, without knowing how to make a meaningful difference, gets depressing!  Who knew? So, this is about Something Positive. Here’s what…

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