- Byte of wisdom
"...you've gotta take stock / and you've gotta take your lumps / or else they trickle down / into someone else's cup below..."
-David Bazan, "People"
Author Archives: Rich Lopez
If you haven’t seen the über popular dramedy Crazy, Stupid, Love., and you aren’t planning to, then I hope you reconsider your decision. And my hope is that some of my thoughts here might help your re-decision process. Oddly, the … Continue reading
The following originally appeared on my Psychology Today blog, “Our Social Brains”: Many times when I tune into a major news channel, whether it be CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, or the like, I am constantly struck by a glaring psychological … Continue reading
I attended my 2nd Princeton Reunions last weekend, and like last year, I’m experiencing a poignant bout of reflection that I think will be best expressed and cultivated through a blog post. This year, I was struck with a thought … Continue reading
Below is an excerpt from a fantastic Op-Ed piece in the NYTimes by Jonathan Franzen. I think it serves as further support for the idea that (only/always) love wins: …the fundamental fact about all of us is that we’re alive … Continue reading
This passage from the very end of The Brothers Karamazov brought me to tears the first time I read it, and it still packs quite a punch even now: “Karamazov,” cried Kolya, “can it be true what’s taught us in … Continue reading
He turned and asked, “Now?” “Not yet.” “Why? With every earthquake, flood, famine, I weep without ceasing.” “I know.” “With every tear shed, every drop of blood spilled, every child that dies before her time–my heart sinks further. The abyss … Continue reading
Here’s a cute but stunningly profound treatment of multi-dimensional existence. My favorite exchange in the video: ” ‘What will I become?’ ‘You’ll have to become it to know.’”
In the throes and woes of life, We collect bits. Bits of habit, bits of mind, Bits of truth, bits of lie. But all these bits do make For a bit of a mess. Who will take our piles of … Continue reading
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