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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 15 Oct 20 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?  1,891 total views […]

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Read “Enlightenment Now” Now!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 11 Oct 20 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     1,742 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2018-10-01 06:33:40.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 10 Oct 20 in quotes, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

Even though I don’t I don’t think I’ll convert the world to rationality, I may influence an occasional person here and there. And every small addition to the sum total of rationality is precious.                      ~Isaac Asimov -1988″  2,630 total views Originally posted 2017-07-28 07:02:06.

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Harrison Bergeron, a story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 4 Oct 20 in Books & Media, bookshop, Rational living, Uncategorized |

It was the year 2081 and everybody was finally equal. ~Harrison Bergeron, a story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.   3,302 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2019-04-22 22:34:57.

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Rational Optimism and Sane Positive Thinking  are topics very near and dear to the heart of  REBT-CBT.   Click to find out why . . .    1,213 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-07-19 04:41:44.

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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!   😉   6,957 total views, […]

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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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Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! . . .       Not!!!  Not ???  2,485 total views Originally posted 2013-03-26 22:07:14.

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Is rational always logical???

       Skywalker speaks! Is rational always logical?   Skywalker comments:  2,335 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-09-09 04:28:03.

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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!”    2,951 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-08-12 05:45:35.

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