First of all, as a Buddhist to a Buddhist, I would like to tell you I am impressed that you … Continue reading I am 14. How do I tell my evangelical family I am a Buddhist?
This the answer I gave to the following question on Quora, “How can you deal with the contradiction of “life … Continue reading Reconciling “life is short” with “it’s never too late”.
Is it that you are feeling guilty for having nice things or do you feel undeserving or both? When you … Continue reading I don’t deserve what I have. Others work harder than me and have nothing.
Below are several examples. They demonstrate softening your approach and/or being indirect in your approach. You will have to use … Continue reading How do you change why questions to a more polite form?
We all hurt other people from time-to-time. Here are the steps to as complete a way to apologize that I know … Continue reading What do you say when you have really hurt someone?
This person is a balloon. That is, they are full of hot air. You can’t change this person. They have … Continue reading How do your challenge a “know it all” who won’t back down or admit that they are wrong?
Focus on relationships. We are social creatures. No one lying on their death bed ever wished they had worked harder. … Continue reading Are there some reliable ways to be happy with your life?
Shouldn’t say: Snap out of it. It’s all in your head. You’re lazy. You should go for a walk. I … Continue reading What are things you should and shouldn’t say to a friend with depression?
An opinion can only be wrong if it is about something factual. However, many opinions are about subjective experience. “I … Continue reading What is the point of having an opinion on something when it could be wrong?
This depends on how you define success and how you define happiness. If success is making money for the sake … Continue reading What is the worthier lifelong goal: to be happy or to be successful?