“Depression is an inability to construct a future.” – I don’t know the original source of the quote, could be clinical literature or somebody like Freud. Usually someone comes along on the comments and lets me know, or it’s an original quote from the movie. Dunno.
The quote made me look back at tough times in my life – and I think it’s an explanation or partial explanation (of course there’s other factors that make us depressed). We tend to predict the future based on what happened in the past. We tend to feel happier with a “secure” future, and less happy without. Uncertainty feeds into this. With the caveat, that the future doesn’t really exist, it’s a mental construction (ie we don’t know for sure what the future will be, it’s just degrees of certainty or uncertainty.) Continue reading Depression Is An Inability To Construct A Future
(Reposting my old videos to YouTube) Title pretty much says it all … quite a challenging job to match the music with this one, I nearly went with “The Female Of The Species Is More Deadly Than The Male” … … Continue reading Repost – Sunset Slipway Fisherwoman vs You’re Beautiful
Thanks to Mike, for this little pearl. He’s said better than I, and much more concisely! Continue reading Are You Stupid ? “You Should Know This”
Are corporations the best structures to be running communities ? Or does that just lead to the corporation promoting their own agendas, like “profit for them first, freedom for community members afterwards” ? Continue reading Should Communities Be Run By Corporations ?
This is on sticky. It’s the “new” and improved DonCharisma.org sharing page …
Please share your work or yourself here (in a comment).
Also find new blogs, friends and connections here 🙂 (blogging tip for you right there)
This Big Buddha that can be seen for miles, he’s very large and some might say beautiful 😀 Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to … Continue reading Big Buddha
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG THIS POST TO SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY FOR A FRIEND AND FELLOW BLOGGER – JASON CUSHMAN. It’s recently come to my attention then a friend and fellow blogger has been permanently BANNED from WordPress.com. Jason Cushman’s … Continue reading THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING
A few new bloggers have been asking me for blogging tips … so here you are … Personally I don’t see other bloggers as competition, so I wouldn’t call researching other blogs as “competitor research” more “colleague research”. Why I … Continue reading How To Blog Like The Best Of The Best – Poweblogger’s SEO
In London we have Londoners. In New York you have New Yorkers. The people from Britain are the British. People from Thailand are Thais. People from America are Americans. And so on. So what then of people from Sydney – … Continue reading Solidarity In Sydney
I finally took the plunge into Apple’s IOS 7 on my iPhone 4s and my iPad 3. I don’t like doing the Apple upgrades/updates anymore – they always seem to break something, take something out or my devices seem to … Continue reading Update To IOS 7.1.2 – Apple iPhone And iPad
I’m friends with two of the largest “powerbloggers” on WordPress. Both these guys are smashing, awesome people and I constantly learn from them. I don’t see these guys as competition – they are my mentors and friends. They are largely … Continue reading On Being A Leader And A Powerblogger – Charisma’s Not All Plain Sailing
Just a couple of quick announcements : 1. *ALL* comments on my blog will now go for moderation before appearing. I’m doing this because I’m finding it almost impossible to keep track of comments that I’ve read and not. Once I’ve … Continue reading Announcement – Comments On Don Charisma Blog
This is the entrance to one of the local Buddhist temples, at sunset, true to Don Charisma form, in panorama 🙂 I must post a video … Continue reading Temple Entrance – Panorama
This building is near to the entrance of the grounds of a temple. So I don’t know exactly what it’s for, could be housing for monks … Continue reading Temple Grounds “House” – Panorama