BOB BOWMAN + CHARLES BUTLER ~ THE GOLDEN RULES ~ 2016

A CHAMPION SETS A – “DREAM BIG” – VISION

~ SYVOWYWTG ~ Stake Your Vision On Where You Want To Go

~ UF(AYG)TPYF ~ Use Facts (And Your Gut) To Plot Your Future

~ SBTSYV ~ Suspend Belief To See Your Vision

~ DJTAYV-TAIC ~ Don’t Just Think About Your Vision – Think About It Creatively

~ PYVDIW ~ Put Your Vision Down In Writing

~ YVWPTPFFFS ~ Your Vision Will Provide The Picture Frame For Future Success

~ YVMEY ~ Your Vision Must Engage You

ADOPT AN – ALL-IN – ATTITUDE – NOT A – “GET OUT! – ONE

~ ‘A-I’-CTLSIL ~ “All-In” – Can Turn Long Shots Into Legends

~ ST-A-NT-M ~ Seek To – Achieve – Not To – Medal

~ TT-‘WNJTI?’-A ~ Take The – “Why Not Just Try It? – Approach

~ MFWPE ~ Move Forward With Positive Energy

~ DYAFAANE ~ Do Yourself A Favor And Avoid Negative Enthusiasm

~ BSTSOYA-IA ~ Be Sure To Show Off Your All-In Approach

~ WYGOC-RYA ~ When You Go Off Course – Readjust Your Approach

~ A-IBOATP ~ All-In Brings Out All The Possibilities

TAKE RISKS – AND – THEN ENJOY THE REWARDS

~ LGLBTARNAT ~ Life Gets Livelier By Taking A Risk Now And Then

~ A-IAOMFVGG ~ All-In Attitudes Often Make For Very Good Gambles

~ TARCBUG ~ Taking A Risk Can Bring Unexpected Growth

~ TBR-T-YNTFUTU ~ To Become Risk-Tolerant – You Need To Face Up To Uncertainty

~ CYB-IWCHYLAY ~ Change Your Behavior – It Will Change How You Look At Yourself

~ GUTRPYFLBC ~ Getting Used To Risk Prepares You For Life’s Bigger Challenges

SHORT-TERM GOALS LEAD TO LONG-TERM SUCCESS

~ GP ~ Game Plan

~ GY-GP-IP ~ Get Your – Game Plan – In Place

~ LS-TGGYGP ~ Let Short-Term Goals Guide Your Game Plan

~ SPG ~ Set Progressive Goals

~ MG-SYCHF ~ Make Goal-Setting You Can’t Hide From

~ LFYG-SB ~ Learn From Your Goal-Setting Blinders

~ ESYA-Y-GP-WSYH ~ Earn Success You Achieve – Your – Game Plan – Will Show You How

~ BPTRY-GP-A-RYG ~ Be Prepared To Review Your – Game Plan – And – Reset Your Goals

LIVE THE VISION EVERY DAY

~ SBRWYHAR ~ Success Becomes Routine When You Have A Routine

~ NA-S-A-STI ~ Name A – Schedule – And – Stick To It

~ BPTYPED ~ Bring Purpose To Your Pursuit Every Day

~ PPDOCE ~ Predictable Performance Depends On Consistent Effort

~ PIAVWPAG ~ Patient Is A Virtue When Pursuing A Goal

~ YCARUYP ~ You Can Also Ramp Up Your Pursuit

~ AALP-IWGALW ~ Apply A Little Pressure – It Will Go A Long Way

~ LBOT-IWMTTMP ~ Look Back Over Today – It Will Make Tomorrow That More Productive

A TEAM APPROACH CAN BRING INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS

~ BAST-TWHY-AYHT ~ Build A – Support Team – That Will Help You – As You Help Them

~ CWPWWTH-TOT ~ Connect With People Who Want To Help – They’re Out There

~ FT-‘L-M’-TPYTTTM ~ Find The – “Like-minded”– To Pull You Through The Toughest Moments

~ ATPWPYD ~ Avoid Those People Who Pull You Down

~ HOBIT ~ Help Others Believe In Themselves

STAY MOTIVATED OVER THE LONG HAUL

~ OTDD-CYTSIF ~ On The Dark Days – Convince Yourself To Stay In Focus

~ MEDSNLED ~ Make Every Day Seem Not Like Every Day

~ FAPTOTGTCWYPO ~ Find Another Passion To Offset The Grind That Comes With Your Primary One

~ KWMPBTDV ~ Know What Motivates People Beyond Their Dream Vision

~ I-W-I-N-D-F ~ Inspire – With – Immediate – Not – Delayed – Feedback

~ LY-P-LY-N-GAFY ~ Let Your – Passion – Lead You – Not – Get Away From You

ADVERSITY WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER

~ PBU ~ Practice Being Uncomfortable

~ LTDWSSTYCSOC ~ Learn To Deal With Stress So That You Can Survive Other Challenges

~ VTGTCCFD ~ Visualize The Good That Can Come From Disappointment

~ C-SNBCW-F ~ Cancellation – Should Not Be Confused With – Failure

~ AAC-RYA-R-AAC ~ At All Costs – Reduce Your Anxieties – Really – At All Costs

WHEN THE TIME COMES – PERFORM WITH CONFIDENCE

~ WP-DFTD ~ When Performing – Don’t Forget The Details

~ LFPP ~ Learn From Past Performances

~ SF-R:SF ~ Stay Focused – Repeat: Stay Focused

~ DYAF-DC ~ Do Yourself A Favor – Don’t Choke

~ TBPCWYETM~ The Best Performance Comes When You Enjoy The Moment

CELEBRATE TOUR ACHIEVEMENT – THEN – DECIDE WHAT’S NEXT

~ MTMOYAM ~ Make The Memory Of Your Achievement Memorable

~ PFTQ-‘WN?’-EBYFWAI ~ Plan For The Question – “What’s Next? – Even Before You’re Faced With Answering It

~ KALFTWDS-‘N’-SE ~ Keep A Lookout For Those Who Don’t See – “Next” – So Easily

~ DGUOGSC ~ Don’t Give Up On Giving Second Chances

LAURA VANDERKAM ~ GRINDHOPPING ~ 2007

~ TTTWEUTWAAAATHLUOOTDG-IJLTOFUH-STWW-EP-ATT ~ The Technology That Would Enable Us To Work At Any Place At Any Time Hasn’t Lifted Us Out Of The Daily Grind – It’s Just Let The Office Follow Us Home – So That We Work – Every Place – All The Time

~ WIWAK-WDIWTBWIGU?-WDILSMTIDIFF?-HCIGPTPMTCTV? ~ When I Was A Kid – What Did I Want To Be When I Grew Up? – What Do I Love So Much That I’d Do It For Free? – How Can I Get People To Pay Me To Create That Vision?

~ DAT-TTYL-TTYDFFAAK-CBTIAVB ~ Don’t Assume That – The Thing You Love – The Thing You Did For Fun As A Kid – Can’t Be Turned Into A Viable Business

~ MTCRR-WNOWWILTDADW?-WDTNI?-WAL-CWICSOITTAGPQ?~ Making The Cash Register Ring – Who Needs Or Wants What I Love To Do And Do Well? – Why Do They Need It? – What’s A Low-Cost Way I Could Start Offering It To Them And Get Paid Quickly?

~ AIG-BSIC ~ Autonomy Is Great – But So Is Cash

~ U-YWBATBTRCIYHTW69HAWFSEJTCYLC-TWTMIPGNS-DIITP ~ Ultimately – You Won’t Be Able To Build That Rewarding Career If You Have To Work 60 Hours A Week For Someone Else Just To Cover Your Lifestyle Costs – That’s Why The Most Important Place Grindhoppers Need Self-Discipline Is In Their Pocketbooks

~ MDBYLOH-IBYF-SMOEITBIYTTLO-TG ~ Money Doesn’t Buy You Love Or Happiness – It Buys You Freedom – Six Months Of Expenses In The Bank Is Your Ticket To Life Outside – The Grind

~ O-‘N’-ETFTSOIC ~ Our – “Needs” – Expand To Fill The Space Our Incomes Create

~ S-DIT-LA-T-ICBL-AIBDTIGITHOKPTY ~ Self-Discipline Is Tough – Like Anything – Though – It Can Be Learned – All It Boils Down To Is Getting In The Habit Of Keeping Promises To Yourself

~ YTYNTQJBQIEATNBSTYC-YYOBN-A-YTMDB-B-TB-YEH ~ You’ll Teach Yourself Not To Quit Just Because Quitting Is Easier And There’s No Boss Saying That You Can’t – You’re Your Own Boss Now – And – You’re The Most Demanding Boss – But – The Best – You’ll Ever Have

~ GFOWTNTBFFTST-TTFOHTWGTTP ~ Grindhoppers Figure Out Where They Need To Be For Fortune To Spot Them – Then They Figure Out How They Will Get To That Place

~ L-S-D-“KWYG”-IASTCBL ~ Like – Self-Discipline – “Knowing Where You’re Going” – Is A Skill That Can Be Learned

~ TAWYWYCAYLTLL-BB-BC-BDSTS-ITTGWYAGIYDLYIWTPMB ~ Think About What You Want Your Career And Your Life To Look Like – Be Bold – Be Crazy – But Don’t Skip This Step – It’s Tough To Get Where You Are Going If You Don’t Let Yourself Imagine Where That Place Might Be

~ B-G-DA-TA-ITGMCTWIWTB?-TKTADBTTSRAGS ~ Before – Grindhoppers – Do Anything – They Ask – Is This Getting Me Closer To Where I Want To Be? – They Know There’s A Difference Between Taking The Scenic Route And Getting Sidetracked

~ F-IYWANC-ASPYGTHTLTW-TRASDOUR ~ Fundamentally – If You Want A Nonconventional Career – At Some Point You’re Going To Have To Leave The Well-Travelled Route And Start Driving On Unmarked Roads

~ ITPCTMH?-DIRTPIBWW-ATTTHMBIAH?-WTPHMITLR? ~ Is This Project Close To My Heart? – Do I Respect The People I’ll Be Working With – And Trust That They Have My Best Interests At Heart? – Will This Project Help Me In The Long Run?

~ WOPTYCAKYFBO-WWPYRKYFBIIPTWEYL-TATF-TLR-IWGDB ~ Working On Projects That You Care About Keeps You From Burning Out – Working With People You Respect Keeps You From Becoming Involved In Projects That Will Embarrass You Later – Thinking About The Future – The Long Run – Is What Grindhoppers Do Best

~ HYCIYC:PWI-E;DALOI-GB;SHOPADI-NC-BI;LFCOI-SYWTPWYRAWWBBH ~ How You Can Improve Your Craft: Play With It – Experiment; Do A Lot Of It – Get Better; See How Other People Are Doing It – Never Copy – Be Influenced; Learn From Criticism Of It – Show Your Work To People Whom You Respect And Who Will Be Brutally Honest

~ BAN-AIMFL-ANCOPWOAEYHRTT-A-WYMLTHTAPOTS-BACOTGRMLOPWAWTHY ~ Building A Network – At Its Most Fundamental Level – A Network Consists Of People Whose Opinions And Expertise You Have Reason To Trust – And – Whom You’re More Likely To Help Than A Person Off The Street – Building A Career Outside The Grind Requires Meeting Lots Of People Who Are Willing To Help You

A DIFFERENT SET OF CAREER RULES

~ ABYOB ~ Always Be Your Own Boss

~ KWYAG ~ Know Where You Are Going

~ RR ~ Recalculate Risk

~ T-P-N-J ~ Think – Projects – Not – Jobs

~ STBJOR-ADT ~ Seek To Be Judged On Results – And Deliver Them

~ EIN ~ Everything Is Negotiable

~ CANAANM ~ Cultivate A Network And A Nimble Mind

PHENOMENAL SELF-DISCIPLINE

~ DCTMAER ~ Don’t Care Too Much About External Rewards

~ WH-EINON ~ Work Hard – Even If No One Notices

~ DROAORS ~ Don’t Rely On Any One Revenue Stream

~ FTAF ~ Frugal To A Fault

PEACE PILGRIM ~ STEPS TOWARD INNER PEACE ~ 1981

FOUR PREPARATIONS

~ ARATL-STPTLSBY-AYWFTSTCTYIG-HTSCPCATYG-ATPSNBA ~ Assume Right Attitudes Toward Life – Solve The Problems That Life Sets Before You – And You Will Find That Solving Them Contributes To Your Inner Growth – Helping To Solve Collective Problems Contributes Also To Your Growth – And These Problems Should Never Be Avoided

~ LGB-TLGHCAARATLOG-OTTLPUTH-SMOTLAACB-YCBBPIPATGTYB-NLCBIHUBAPAIH ~ Live Good Beliefs – The Laws Governing Human Conduct Apply As Rigidly As The Law Of Gravity – Obedience To These Laws Pushes Us Toward Harmony – Since Many Of These Laws Are Already Common Belief – You Can Begin By Putting Into Practice All The Good Things You Believe – No Life Can Be In Harmony Unless Belief And Practice Are In Harmony

~ FYPITLP-YHAPITSOT-WTPIYCKOFWY-YCSIIRS-YCBTLIAWIBDATGTYAMTAGTTPIYLOATSTTCOHL ~ Find Your Place In The Life Pattern – You Have A Part In The Scheme Of Things – What That Part Is You Can Know Only From Within Yourself – You Can Seek It In Receptive Silence – You Can Begin To Live In Accordance With It By Doing All The Good Things You Are Motivate Toward And Giving These Things Priority In Your Life Over All The Superficial Things That Customarily Occupy Human Lives

~ SLTBIAOW-BIH ~ Simply Life To Bring Inner And Outer Well-Being Into Harmony

FOUR PURIFICATIONS

~ POTBT ~ Purification Of The Bodily Temple

~ POTT-IINETDRTASRT-YMATRT-PTCBPIFG-NTCMYPI-BSTINUSBYAAOHB-FOWYHCTHUTCYAIH ~ Purification Of The Thoughts – It Is Not Enough To Do Right Things And Say Right Things – You Must Also Think Right Things. – Positive Thoughts Can Be Powerful Influences For Good – Negative Thoughts Can Make You Physically Ill – Be Sure There Is No Unpeaceful Situation Between Yourself And Any Other Human Being – For Only When You Have Ceased To Harbor Unkind Thoughts Can You Attain Inner Harmony

~ POTD ~ Purification Of The Desires

~ POM-TBOSTYFHMBYMBYLCCIH ~ Purification Of Motives – To Be Of Service To Your Fellow Humans Must Be Your Motive Before Your Life Can Come Into Harmony

FOUR RELINQUISHMENTS

~ ROS-W ~ Relinquishment Of Self-Will

~ ROTFOS ~ Relinquishment Of The Feeling Of Separateness

~ ROA-OWYHRAACYBRF-MTAHFU-A-AYCRWIHOIUPY-YCOLIHWYFHIYHNFTYPT-A-TDNTTRTL ~ Relinquishment Of Attachments – Only When You Have Relinquished All Attachments Can You Be Really Free – Material Things Are Here For Use – And – Anything You Cannot Relinquish When It Has Outlived Its Usefulness Possesses You – You Can Only Live In Harmony With Your Fellow Humans If You Have No Feeling That You Possess Them – And – Therefore Do Not Try To Run Their Lives

~ ROANF ~ Relinquishment Of All Negative Feelings

PEACE PILGRIM ~ STEPS TOWARD INNER PEACE ~ 1953-1981 [PILGRIMAGE]

~ TITWAP:O-EWG-FWT-A-HWL ~ This Is The Way Of Peace: Overcome – Evil With Good – Falsehood With Truth – And – Hatred With Love

~ AOUCWFP-WCWRWWA-RWO-B-TMPWHWOOL-TMWCRITOS

~ All Of Us Can Work For Peace – We Can Work Right Where We Are – Right Within Ourselves – Because – The More Peace We Have Within Our Own Lives – The More We Can Reflect Into The Outer Situation

~ PWO-AST-PIOW ~ Peace Within Ourselves – A Step Toward – Peace In Our World

~ UPAJUB-ABN-TTBB ~ Unnecessary Possessions Are Just Unnecessary Burdens – Anything Beyond Need – Tends To Become Burdensome

~ MTMBPITPP-ATYCRWIHOIUPY-A-ITMA-AGMOUAPBOP-WANF ~ Material Things Must Be Put Into Their Proper Place – Anything That You Cannot Relinquish When It Has Outlived Its Usefulness Possesses You – And – In This Materialistic Age – A Great Many Of Us Are Possessed By Our Possessions – We Are Not Free

~ WIAUMOOTWCC-SDYWATPM;IUAR ~ Worry Is A Useless Mulling Over Of Things We Cannot Change – Seldom Do You Worry About The Present Moment; It’s Usually All Right

~ WTTSOTPT-STITOMOCL-IYDLIYNRGATLAA-IYDLTPM-YTNTW ~ We Tend To Skim Over The Present Time – Since This Is The Only Moment That One Can Live – If You Don’t Live It You Never Really Get Around To Living At All – If You Do Live This Present Moment – You Tend Not To Worry

~ EMIANOTBOS ~ Every Moment Is A New Opportunity To Be Of Service

~ TINNAT ~ There Is Nothing New About This

~ ETYCIAS-TOSG ~ Every Time You Come Into A Situation – Think Of Some Good

~ TIACBWYCJWTTYATATTYADARFY-TCI-HTBYIP?-ITHN-TISWWT-SKT ~ There Is A Criterion By Which You Can Judge Whether The Thoughts You Are Thinking And The Things You Are Doing Are Right For You – That Criterion Is – Have They Brought You Inner Peace? – If They Have Not – There Is Something Wrong With Them – So Keep Trying

~ WMBATUTWWNTATRTWRWTHOTU ~ We Must Be Able To Use Things When We Need Them And Then Relinquish Them Without Regret When They Have Outlived Their Usefulness

~ ATYSTHCWHYC-A-IYDFYMGF ~ Anything That You Strive To Hold Captive Will Hold You Captive – And – If You Desire Freedom You Must Give Freedom

~ TWAOTHMBAPFG-IINITOBNA-RSNBSOD-KTERTYD-EGWYS-EPTYT-HGE ~ Those Who Act On Their Highest Motivations Become A Power For Good – It Is Not Important That Others Be Noticeably Affected – Results Should Never Be Sought Or Desired – Know That Every Right Thing You Do – Every Good Word You Say – Every Positive Thought You Think – Has Good Effect

~ APCBPW ~ All People Can Be Peace Workers

~ WYBHIAUS-YCTTTPP ~ Whenever You Bring Harmony Into Any Unpeaceful Situation – You Contribute To The Total Peace Picture

~ IAYHPIYL-YRIIYSAIYW ~ Insofar As You Have Peace In Your Life – You Reflect It Into Your Surroundings And Into Your World

~ IYWTTP-YOO-YMSWTA-ATLOU-IYSTTAABYLOU0LTTY ~ If You Want To Teach People – Young Or Old – You Must Start Where They Are – At Their Level Of Understanding – If You See That They Are Already Beyond Your Level Of Understanding – Let Them Teach You

~ SSTSAATISVO-MOUCTOA ~ Since Steps Toward Spiritual Advancement Are Taken In Such Varied Order – Most Of Us Can Teach One Another

~ OOPCBHTL-TWTIPITL ~ Only Outer Peace Can Be Had Through Law – The Way To Inner Peace Is Through Love

~ COGSTYMOYTR ~ Concentrate On Giving So That You May Open Yourself To Receiving

~ JOWAYNAIYS-OIYCIOTJTWAWHBA ~ Judging Others Will Avail You Nothing And Injure You Spiritually – Only If You Can Inspire Others To Judge Themselves Will Anything Worthwhile Have Been Accomplished

~ YCCAEY-AYHBAE-YCIOTCT ~ You Cannot Change Anyone Except Yourself – After You Have Become An Example – You Can Inspire Others To Change Themselves

~ IACSYMBTOASWIFTAC-IOASWIOATY-OASWIFTACCBWITLR ~ In A Conflict Situation You Must Be Thinking Of A Solution Which Is Fair To All Concerned – Instead Of A Solution Which Is Of Advantage To You – Only A Solution Which Is Fair To All Concerned Can Be Workable In The Long Run

~ TPA-IOS-TBTWIAA-IS-TGTWIAF ~ The Positive Approach – Instead Of Stressing – The Bad Things Which I Am Against – I Stress – The Good Things Which I Am For

~ TWCTNA-DOWIW-RTJAC-A-SETN-C ~ Those Who Choose The Negative Approach – Dwell On What Is Wrong – Resorting To Judgement And Criticism – And – Sometimes Even To Name-Calling

~ WEIA-IM-AIMHBWAUB-A-TTAGIVAS-WTINABIGIABTBUTS-NODTETTFA-BTE-DTTBT ~ When Evil Is Attacked – It Mobilizes – Although It May Have Been Weak And Unorganized Before – And – Therefore The Attack Gives It Validity And Strength – When There Is No Attack But Instead Good Influences Are Brought To Bear Upon The Situation – Not Only Does The Evil Tend To Fade Away – But The Evil-Doer Tends To Be Transformed

~ WYMPATAIAWTLI-OVAI ~ When You Make People Angry They Act In Accordance With Their Lesser Instincts – Often Violently And Irrationally

~ WYIPTAIAWTHI-SAR ~ When You Inspire People They Act In Accordance With Their Higher Instincts – Sensibly And Rationally

~ AIT-W-ISHALE ~ Anger Is Transient – Whereas – Inspiration Sometimes Has A Lifelong Effect

~ WFP:AFRDPCOTIEOMO-O-O-HP-SWWWFPMNF-WMCTSFPATLTWOP-TIO-WMCTTOPATKIIP ~ Working For Peace: A Few Really Dedicated People Can Offset The Ill Effects Of Masses Of Out-Of-Harmony People – So We Who Work For Peace Must Not Falter – We Must Continue To Speak For Peace And To Live The Way Of Peace – To Inspire Others – We Must Continue To Think Of Peace And To Know It Is Possible

~ TFOS ~ The Freedom Of Simplicity

~ AMFFRC:HAYO-TROTC-N-TGOA ~ A Magic Formula For Resolving Conflicts: Have As Your Objective – The Resolving Of The Conflict – Not – The Gaining Of Advantage

~ AMFFAC:BCT-YDNO-N-TYANO ~ A Magic Formula For Avoiding Conflicts: Be Concerned That – You Do Not Offend – Not – That You Are Not Offended

~ WPRSFI-I-Y-OIAOLROI-B-AWMWWEBLASUBI-IACBTTTSMOUWTA-WTIO ~ What People Really Suffer From Is Immaturity – Yes – Our Institutions And Our Leaders Reflect Our Immaturity – But – As We Mature We Will Elect Better Leaders And Set Up Better Institutions – It Always Comes Back To The Thing So Many Of Us Wish To Avoid – Working To Improve Ourselves!

JOHANN HARI ~ NINE CAUSES DISCOVERED ~ LOST CONNECTIONS ~ 2018

~ DFMW ~ Disconnection From Meaningful Work

~ DFOP ~ Disconnection From Other People

~ DFMV ~ Disconnection From Meaningful Values

~ DFCT ~ Disconnection From Childhood Trauma

~ DFSAR ~ Disconnection From Status And Respect

~ DFTNW ~ Disconnection From The Natural World

~ DFAHOSF ~ Disconnection From A Hopeful Or Secure Future

~ TRROG ~ The Real Role Of Genes

~ TRROBC ~ The Real Role Of Brain Changes

JOHANN HARI ~ LOST CONNECTIONS ~ BLOOMSBURY ~ 2018

~ HCISBDWIWTA? ~ How Can I Still Be Depressed When I Was Taking Antidepressants?

~ WWSMMPAFDASA? ~ Why Were So Many More People Apparently Feeling Depressed And Severely Anxious?

~ ETCAIIDACAIIA-A-TOWA-TRAFT ~ Everything That Causes An Increase In Depression Also Causes An Increase In Anxiety – And – The Other Way Around – They Rise And Fall Together

~ TFTAMSOUDASAA-ATST-MEMPU-ITOTIACBUAD ~ The Forces That Are Making Some Of Us Depressed And Severely Anxious Are – At The Same Time – Making Even More People Unhappy – It Turns Out There Is A Continuum Between Unhappiness And Depression

~ AS-WYLTTPAYSIIIC-IWPYTAWF ~ And Sometimes – When You Listen To The Pain And You See It In Its Context – It Will Point You To A Way Forward

~ WIDI-IF-AFOG-FOOLNBATS?-WIIIAFOGFTCWHL-YSN? ~ What If Depression Is – In Fact – A Form Of Grief – For Our Own Lives Not Being As They Should? – What If It Is A Form Of Grief For The Connections We Have Lost – Yet Still Need?

~ ‘CDIAURTA’ ~ “Clinical Depression Is An Understandable Response To Adversity”

~ WALSH-WWSTSS-O-WSHHTU-B-ITSOTBEASOALP-WYGI-‘TGOH’ ~ We All Lose Some Hope – When We’re Subjected To Severe Stress – Or – When Something Horrible Happens To Us – But – If The Stress Or The Bad Events Are Sustained Over A Long Period – What You Get Is – “The Generalization Of Hopelessness”

~ EOO-TSAPCODAA-HSIC-TAAFO-D-TAAWIWWHBCOFSWINBSTHLATW ~ Every One Of – The Social And Psychological Causes Of Depression And Anxiety – Has Something In Common – They Are All Forms Of – Disconnection – They Are All Ways In Which We Have Been Cut Off From Something We Innately Need But Seem To Have Lost Along The Way

~ WDOT-WEOAE-TSIHCLA-A-TATLMUFT ~ We Disbanded Our Tribes – We Embarked On An Experiment – To See If Humans Can Live Alone – And – This Approach To Life Makes Us Feel Terrible

~ OSOHHSSFASFINLMONFASOB-SWAHEWWAAH ~ Our Sense Of Home Has Shrivelled So Far And So Fast It No Longer Meets Our Need For A Sense Of Belonging – So We Are Homesick Even When We Are At Home

~ SM-CCUPFWWHL-SL ~ Social Media – Can’t Compensate Us Psychologically For What We Have Lost – Social Life

~ FTOY-PHBST-IYOMAP-O-IYTALMITOHYLTOP-YWBU ~ For Thousands Of Years – Philosophers Had Been Suggesting That – If You Overvalue Money And Possessions – Or – If You Think About Life Mainly In Terms Of How You Look To Other People – You Will Be Unhappy

~ I-W-G-T-R-TMYTLIAHSASASIO-TMU-A-TMDAA-YWB ~ I-Want-Golden-Things Rule – The More You Think Life Is About Having Stuff And Superiority And Showing It Off – The More Unhappy – And – The More Depressed And Anxious – You Will Be

~ TMUYS-TMPAFOMIA-SAISTBDUDAA ~ The More Unequal Your Society – The More Prevalent All Forms Of Mental Illness Are – Something About Inequality Seems To Be Driving Up Depression And Anxiety

~ TPEOBCOFTNWHOBTBS ~ The Psychological Effects Of Being Cut Off From The Natural World Have Only Begun To Be Studied

~ TSEICTESRDAA ~ The Scientific Evidence Is Clear That Exercise Significantly Reduces Depression And Anxiety

~ FWANL-YHASTYAYCAVS-ATWIVG-A-TSCSTEDTAMS ~ Faced With A Natural Landscape – You Have A Sense That You And Your Concerns Are Very Small – And The World Is Very Big – And – That Sensation Can Shrink The Ego Down To A Manageable Size

~ ASOAPFPY-BWIITA-ICFLYPWNGA ~ A Sense Of A Positive Future Protects You – But – When It Is Taken Away – It Can Feel Like Your Pain Will Never Go Away

~ SHIASGOSOGFDOA ~ Scientists Haven’t Identified A Specific Gene Or Set Of Genes For Depression Or Anxiety

~ TC-CCAPOWY-‘N-TBH-TAT-JV-T-DFWWYAN ~ The Culture – Can Create A Picture Of What You – “Need” – To Be Happy – Through All The – Junk Values – That – Doesn’t Fit With What You Actually Need

~ FALT-DAAP-HBTTD-INR-TIIJL-O-W-O-S-I ~ For A Long Time – Depressed And Anxious People – Have Been Told Their Distress – Is Not Real – That It Is Just Laziness – Or – Weakness – Or – Self-Indulgence

~ I-D-ITMDOODAA-WNTFWT-R ~ If – Disconnection – Is The Main Driver Of Our Depression And Anxiety – We Need To Find Ways To – Reconnect

~ ESIWRTSODAOJASWSWANOPAAU-WWFD ~ Evidence Suggests If We Return To Seeing Our Distress And Our Joy As Something We Share With A Network Of People All Around Us – We Will Feel Different

~ ‘SP’ ~ “Social Prescribing”

~ ‘TH’ ~ “Therapeutic Horticulture”

~ INTWITMYS-ITF-OBC-OBAMCIAS-TNMHHYWYBTJTSANWN-A-OBAL-SPWDM ~ It’s Not The Work Itself That Makes You Sick – It’s The Feeling – Of Being Controlled – Of Being A Meaningless Cog In A System – That No Matter How Hard You Work You’ll Be Treated Just The Same And Nobody Will Notice – And – Of Being A Low-Status Person Who Doesn’t Matter

~ WYHNSOYW-IBDAM ~ When You Have No Say Over Your Work – It Becomes Dead And Meaningless

~ EYB ~ Elect Your Boss

~ ‘TBC’ ~ “Take Back Control”

~ JV-ATTLOTGAAD ~ Junk Values – A Trap That Leads Only To Greater Anxiety And Depression

~ WCYBH-FOP-A-FY? ~ Why Can’t You Be Happy – For Other People – And – For Yourself?

~ CTMYFMLTBDOSAAAA ~ Childhood Trauma Makes You Far More Likely To Be Depressed Or Severely Anxious As An Adult

~ H-PABRI-D ~ Humiliation – Plays A Big Role In – Depression

~ SOAPOY-A-TID-PYL ~ Sealing Off A Part Of Yourself – And – Thinking It’s Disgusting – Poisons Your Life

~ UBI-IOUANTCPWTF-RTFOWES ~ Universal Basic Income – Instead Of Using A Net To Catch People When They Fall – Raise The Floor On Which Everyone Stands

~ IIAW-EFT-TPYA-TMLYATBDOA-A-TMLYATBSIAEW ~ It Is A Well-Established Fact That – The Poorer You Are – The More Likely You Are To Become Depressed Or Anxious – And – The More Likely You Are To Become Sick In Almost Every Way

~ UBI-OOTMIAFTT-FC-ATM-IADG-B-ECPSOAAUD ~ Universal Basic Income – One Of The Most Important Antidepressants For The Twenty-First Century – At The Moment – It’s A Distant Goal – But – Every Civilizing Proposal Started Off As A Utopian Dream

~ IYHATIYHTYTWCDWTSCODAA-YSSAR-TASOTDAAI ~ If You Hear A Thought In Your Head Telling You That We Can’t Deal With The Social Causes Of Depression And Anxiety – You Should Stop And Realize – That’s A Symptom Of The Depression And Anxiety Itself

~ YNTRASYMFFHBM ~ You Need To Release Any Shame You Might Feel For Having Been Mistreated

~ IAWTTTNSTAS-TITODAAHSCWSI-B-ITO-WASLIAS-EIWPWA-TLFCNGA ~ In A World That Thinks There’s No Such Thing As Society – The Idea That Our Depression And Anxiety Have Social Causes Will Seem Incomprehensible – But – It Turns Out – We Are All Still Living In A Society – Even If We Pretend We Aren’t – The Longing For Connection Never Goes Away

~ DAAM-IOW-BTSRYH-IAS-S-YSHTLTW-A-IYAHTFABP-YWBMOOSMTIBABH ~ Depression And Anxiety Might – In One Way – Be The Sanest Reaction You Have – Its A Signal – Saying – You Should Have To Live This Way – And – If You Aren’t Helped To Find A Better Path – You Will Be Missing Out On So Much That Is Best About Being Human

~ IIOWWLTOPTWCFIBTIS-A-OT-WWCSITC-CWBTOI ~ It Is Only When We Listen To Our Pain That We Can Follow It Back To Its Source – And – Only There – When We Can See Its True Causes – Can We Begin To Overcome It