Scallywag

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

~ Rodney Dangerfield ~

Archive for August, 2013

Some people will do anything for attention.
How much attention seeking is too much?

Yoo-hoo Attention Seeking

August 11th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 25 secs

Some people will do anything for attention.

Some people will do anything for attention.

You know, the theme of people demanding attention could be summed up simply as, “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!” Read the rest of this entry »

To phub or not to phub...
Are you phubbing someone without even knowing?

Stop Phubbing In Public

August 11th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 13 secs

To phub or not to phub...

To phub or not to phub…

What is phubbing? It’s when people snub others in a social setting by repeatedly peering at their phone instead of paying attention. It’s also the new term for a bad habit that’s already embedded. Read the rest of this entry »

Are people really all that bad?
 

Humans Behaving Badly

August 9th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 20 secs

Are people really all that bad?

Are people really all that bad?

You don’t want to know the terrible things that humans do. Only… you can’t help wondering. So you switch on the news. Read the rest of this entry »

Beware of the happy attitude gurus.
Beware of the happiness trap pinning it all on a positive attitude.

Happiness Is Not An Attitude

August 8th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Beware of the happy attitude gurus.

Beware of the happy attitude gurus.

Happiness is many things and it’s difficult to define. But it most definitely is not just an attitude. Read the rest of this entry »

Feeling fearful?
What do you fear?

Feel The Fear And Fail Anyway

August 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 24 secs

Feeling fearful?

Feeling fearful?

Pushing through fear doesn’t guarantee anything. There is no certainty that sheer will is going to make you succeed. But it definitely helps. Read the rest of this entry »

Is it possible to have diversity and still work together?
Can people really cooperate, despite their differences?

People First

August 6th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 56 secs

Is it possible to have diversity and still work together?

Is it possible to have diversity and still work together?

It’s funny what people get fixated about. Some become obsessive about gender, race, or culture, as if those things mattered most. Read the rest of this entry »

What does it take for you to blow your fuse?
How long is your fuse?

Patience In The Face Of It

August 5th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 28 secs

What does it take for you to blow your fuse?

What does it take for you to blow your fuse?

People don’t do patience so well anymore. Once, it was considered an essential virtue and, from the start, children were diligently trained to wait until it was their turn, to see what Santa brings, or what Aunty Margaret does. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleaning has some influential effects.
Does cleaning really matter to you?

Cleaning Up

August 4th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 52 secs

Cleaning has some influential effects.

Cleaning has some influential effects.

I don’t mind cleaning. Not all the time of course. But the desire to clean a kettle or see the gleam in the paintwork of a sparkling car makes me feel good. So I do it, but never enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Do bad times have to stop us ffrom doing good?
Is bad news really more genuine than good?

Unexpectedly Horrid

August 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 4 secs

Do bad times have to stop us ffrom doing good?

Do bad times have to stop us from doing good?

There is a stream of thought that takes the line that nasty behavior and cruelty are merely the byproducts of a bad environment. That people only do vile and sickening things because someone else did the same to them. But I don’t believe that for a moment. Read the rest of this entry »

Actually, toys are tools.
What's in a toy?

Toys Are More Than Child’s Play

August 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 17 secs

Actually, toys are tools.

Actually, toys are tools.

Toys. You could be half way around the world in a culture you know next to nothing about and children would still be playing with toys. They are everywhere. But there’s more to these childish diversions than meets the eye. Read the rest of this entry »