Monthly Archives: August 2018

Kindness to the vulnerable and less fortunate

Kindness can mean different thing to different people. Some will define it as being friendly, considerate, doing for others, and being generous among other things. Some definitions say it is treating people like you want to be treated yourself. It may involve choosing someone else’s wants over your own. It may be doing something for others and expecting nothing in return. No matter how you define it, we think it is lacking in today’s society.

Gambling rates among poor people

Why do the poor gamble much more than others? Multiple studies show, including from Florida Family Policy Council as well as University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), that very low income households have an almost 100% higher rate of gambling than the general population. They tend to use the lotto much more, go to casinos a little more frequently, and wager money in other ways. The rate of addiction to gambling is also much higher.

Coolheaded and anger – career and other impacts

For a good part of my life I have witnessed anger in the workplace and personal life. It often involved people reacting without thinking (or considering the implications to what they say or do) and inappropriate behavior. Being coolheaded, calm, thoughtful, channeling anger to make it productive, and being mindful are all very healthy behaviors. Controlling your anger, and yourself, can help you in your personal life and also create the foundation for career success, which may result in higher incomes.