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Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! . . .       Not!!!  Not ???  4,130 total views,  28 views today Originally posted 2013-03-26 22:07:14.

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Read “Enlightenment Now” Now!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 20 May 22 in Books & Media, bookshop, Rational living, Rational Thinking, Read any good books lately? |

  If you read one book this year, read Steven Pinker’s “Enlightenment Now.” Please! More than any book I have read, this one exposes how the despair, nastiness, anger and masochism characteristic of today’s social-cultural-political climate is irrational, manufactured and simply based on incorrect information. ~Rex     2,926 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2018-10-01 06:33:40.

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Stoic Philosophy and REBT

  The gods have released you from accountability for your parents, your siblings, your body, your possessions – for death and for life itself. They made you responsible only for what is in your power – the proper use of impressions. So why take on the burden of matters which you cannot answer for? You […]

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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.”       Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉   7,594 total views, […]

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 10 May 22 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Depression, Rational living, Time management |

  How far can you imagine into your future? For those suffering from addictions, alcoholism and depression, only about 9 days!  16,211 total views Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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How do we know whether our values are right or wrong?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 10 May 22 in morality, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

  We have been having a fascinating discussion at the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup about REBT and values.   A member points out that everyone has a collection of values; things and qualities which are important to them., and asks what REBT says about values and–more interesting–how do we know whether our values are right or wrong?  2,819 total views, […]

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Armageddon

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 9 May 22 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, disqualifying the positive, Postive thinkikng, Rational living |

  My friend Jimmy from the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup is feeling gloomy about current events, and seeing some of the really nasty things going on in the news as heralding the breakdown of modern society.  He is hardly the first to make that observation. Here is what I said . . .  8,828 total views,  1 views today Originally posted […]

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Politically Correct vs. Free Speech? What on Earth could REBT have to say about “political correctness” vs. free speech?  3,776 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2014-06-25 07:11:21.

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“Thank Goodness I’m Alive” by Daniel Dennett

After suffering a heart attack, Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist “Thank goodness I’m alive!”    3,629 total views Originally posted 2017-08-12 05:45:35.

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Introducing RLC Rational Life Coaching

  Sat 2 Jan 2016, 10:22 pm Hi there REBT Mates! I normally prefer to maintain just a little bit of decorum on this blog, and avoid posting stray dogs, stray thoughts, flashes of inspiration and what not until they have had a chance to gel just a bit and until I have had an […]

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