When I was using drugs, I thought it was completely crazy that there are people out there who live a sober life without the use of mood or mind altering substances. I was the kind of drug addict that was hopeless. I didn’t have dreams for the future, I didn’t even want to live.
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As I drove on, pressed against time, I was already preparing my defense. In my head, I saw myself in a TV courtroom pleading my own case like a seasoned lawyer, “Members of the jury, here stands an innocent man!” It didn’t work.
Futurists and tech enthusiasts insist that self-driving cars are going to be a technological revolution, dramatically reducing the death toll and injury rates of vehicular collisions, but skeptics tend to believe that no automated process can control a car like a human driver.
On the river, we float among the reeds
When I look back at the last two years of my life and the lives of those that journey down the road of recovery, I see how much more pleasant the outcome is when I accept people, places, and things exactly as they are. For years I thought if the people in my life would conduct themselves the way I saw fit, things would go much smoother.
Technology can be a great tool for every aspect of life and can become quite informative. However, it can also have a negative impact on a person’s mental health.
Not only do immigrants have a positive influence on the American economy, but unnecessarily strict immigration laws can have negative results on health care.
Fish are not jumping.
None of us can escape the habit of projecting our thoughts over reality itself. But if we can access awareness of our conceptual biases, we can open new windows onto our mind. By contrast, when mind is immersed in uncontrolled emotions and mistaken beliefs, we’re unable to see clearly.
Watching a dog we love grow old can be difficult. But we made a wonderful discovery. Raising our dog with positive, science-based training from a puppy has given us the tools we need to communicate with her to give her a comfortable and happy life as she nears her 15th year. It seems you don’t have to teach an old dog new tricks. You just use the tricks you have in new and creative ways!