Category Archives: personal psychology (Roger W. Smith observations re)

a valuable lesson

    I have had occasion because of an unpleasant experience with someone close to me to think of something I learned once. In the interests of confidentiality, let’s just say that the situation from my past. The “lesson” (with … Continue reading

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left vs. right brainedness; and, CREATIVITY

    An animated discussion with an acquaintance the other day got me to thinking about the concept of left vs. right brainedness (known by scientists as lateralization of brain function) and how it affects people. Clearly, it is a … Continue reading

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afraid of commitment … and death

    During my lifetime, I have benefited from having friends whom I met in all sorts of ways, from school to work to many other venues; and from having friends who have ranged from the conventional and successful to … Continue reading

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meddlers

    One of the best friends of my wife and myself is a married man with an adopted son; he has been a friend of ours forever. I admire him greatly for his intellect and personal qualities. He has a horrible family situation … … Continue reading

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Immersing Oneself Is To Be Desired

    If you trap the moment before it’s ripe, The tears of repentance you’ll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go You can never wipe off the tears of woe.   — William Blake, “If … Continue reading

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“Friendships: Forming, Preserving, and (Sometimes) Knowing When to End Them”

oward a Psychology of Being Mar 7, 2014 by Abraham H. Maslow   “It has by now been sufficiently demonstrated that the human being has, as part of his intrinsic construction, not only physiological needs, but also truly psychological ones. … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “Reflections on How I Deal with Lingering Resentments”

    This brief essay is concerned with the need we all feel sometimes to overcome ill effects and resentments from long past experiences. One example may serve to illustrate what I am thinking about: my lingering resentment and anger … Continue reading

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