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Lighten Your Subjective Load

Happily, we who study the philosophy and practice of behavioral sovereignty, very aware of Atlas' fate, have learned how to reduce the excessive load of our subjective burden.

Arnold Siegel Current Digital, Health & Wellness

Happily, we who study the philosophy and practice of behavioral sovereignty have learned how to reduce the excessive load of our subjective burden.

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Philip Roth, R.I.P.

Roth’s subject matter was human behavior, all of it.

Arnold Siegel Health & Wellness

Author Philip Roth’s subject matter was human behavior, all of it. His protagonists wanted to be free and unrestrained but they also wanted to be connected and belong.

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The Center Can Hold

What is different about life now? The ability of newly minted social and older media to spread, via the Internet, inflammatory rhetoric to billions of people 24/7.

Arnold Siegel Health & Wellness

Responsible autonomy is a creative feat, a moral obligation, and an independent accomplishment because we must be in control from the lower order.

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Crunch Time

The unexamined life is not worth living, said Socrates. It’s not worth living because it leaves us without access to the elevated joys of wonder, creativity, gratitude, fulfillment and satisfaction.

Arnold Siegel Health & Wellness

Until it is the artificial intelligence of robots that tells us what “it’s all about,” human beings provide our information about the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence.   Without such information, we are, in large part, reflexive entities, driven forward and set back by forces we can’t see and don’t understand. Without such information, we live much of

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Filtering Your Anger

We choose how we will behave — responsibly, morally, lawfully and productively.

Arnold Siegel Health & Wellness

We know from experience that controlling our anger and antagonism is difficult, not least so because our naked-primate, first-responder instincts are fierce and hard-wired into our brains. But it is also difficult because many of us who are habitually resentful, vindictive or cruel do not want to get over our anger. The harsh response is warranted, we believe, because (fill

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Beyond Obedience

We can now deal with challenges to our autonomy with resourceful responses that go beyond obedience.

Arnold Siegel Health & Wellness

The standards for our autonomy exist not because they possess an absolute power or truth. They are made by us and reflect what we expect of one another’s capacities for responsibility. In the main we are trained via the carrot and the stick to conform to these standards—to these rules and expectations stipulated by the cultural matrix. But mimicry, conformity

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Wake up and Smell the Coffee

We who study autonomy and life recognize that we need to be bound to be free.

Arnold Siegel Health & Wellness

In the 1960s and 1970s the phrase, “Wake up and smell the coffee” was widely used by those in groups whose said purpose was an increased awareness of social phenomena about which they had been clueless and, as well, by those who used the concept as an excuse to get high. What “high” meant to some was a release from