Daily Archives: September 10, 2013

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Adam, 9/11, and Safety

September 11 is here again. The events of this day twelve years ago have changed the way that we live our lives. We now live with feelings of vulnerability that were not present before 9/11/2001. At least, this is true for most Americans.  What was already true for many countries on Earth spread to America that day. Twenty men with simple, low tech weapons took control of four airliners and introduced modern America to mass murder and destruction on our own soil. The question asked again and again is why. The answer lies far beyond the ethnic and religious issues that were the immediate cause of the September tragedies. The larger question is this: what is it in the human […]

The danger of “righteous” irritation

Righteous irritation is a ploy to manipulate and shift guilt while maintaining the posture that you are the one who has been wronged. Righteous irritation, which is actually self-righteous irritation, is delivered in a voice that thinly masks the irritation on the inside.  For example:   “If it is really important, I’ll do that for you. I wouldn’t want to bother you.”   “I am really tired, but I will find a way to get this done. You go ahead and relax.”   “Do we really have to talk about this now? I have a lot on my mind at the moment, but we can talk now if you really need to.”   “Sweetheart, this really better be important. You […]