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Woody Allen’s Life Lessons

Woody Allen’s Life Lessons

Many hate Woody Allen. Here’s why. It has become a cliché that nerdy neurotic Jewish people describe themselves as “Woody Allen-esque” on dating services, thinking it will attract women. The idea is that they will then attract some waif-like Mia Farrow-ish (or the... read more
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

First, and most importantly for today’s day and age, never consider yourself to be a “worker”. Never think in terms of getting “employment”. Think of yourself as an independent contractor, and even if you get a regular job where you are... read more
Inspiration for Living

Inspiration for Living

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I... read more
Ten Rules For Being Human

Ten Rules For Being Human

You will receive a body. It may or (more likely) may not be perfect. You will be presented with lessons. It’s up to you whether you learn them or not — but life is a lot easier if you do. Some lessons are randomly repeated until learned (and sometimes... read more
Teach Your Children to Negotiate

Teach Your Children to Negotiate

My wife and I decided recently to abolish our children’s allowances. So far, we’re very happy with the results. I think the kids are as well. Now, when I see a job that needs to be done, I’ll toss out the details and my children name their price.... read more
Rules to live by

Rules to live by

01 Get and stay out of your comfort zone. I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I hear people say, “But I’m concerned about security.” My response to that is simple: “Security is for... read more
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