Articles Published this Past Week

Personal Growth: The Challenge and Value of Finding Your Own WayThe Huffington Post

“Personal Growth: The Challenge and Value of Finding Your Own Way”
We human beings are very complex. In spite of many attempts otherwise, how we think and feel seldom follows a completely rational course. It doesn’t work to tell ourselves how we are supposed to feel. We feel what we feel. We may try to override those emotions, but it only drives them deeper. The more we drive them beneath the surface, the more they fester and distort, only to surface again in another way, at another time…

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Build Your Personal Brand by Conducting Business Like Best-in-Class EntrepreneursEntrepreneur.com

“Build Your Personal Brand by Conducting Business Like Best-in-Class Entrepreneurs”
In my life, I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with best-in-class, wealthy businessmen who function in a realm untainted by pettiness, greed, anger or negativity. It’s almost as if they exist within some rarified current that flows above any earthly vices — yet is the guiding light that directs their worldly business affairs…

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The Big Bang of the Brain: Is Humanity Evolving Toward the Image of God?Medium.com

“The Big Bang of the Brain: Is Humanity Evolving Toward the Image of God?”
Darwin was correct about species evolving to promote the survival of the fittest, but he didn’t have the whole story. According to computer models, the big bang of the brain occurred far too quickly to be attributed strictly to survival of the fittest. A viable explanation follows…

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This Week’s New Articles

Limited Knowledge, Unlimited Judgement - Michael MamasThe Huffington Post

“Avoid the Limited Knowledge, Unlimited Judgment Syndrome”
Incredibly, we often form our opinions and judgments with very limited knowledge and have no interest in looking any deeper into it. Oftentimes these judgments are a result of a first impression. The first impression of anyone or anything that is new is very difficult to get past. It becomes our assumption of truth…

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IPGACO - Michael MamasEntrepreneur.com

“6 Insights to Increase Your Business Acumen”
In business, most of our focus is on what lies outside of us, but it is more important to pay attention to what lies within us and limits our ability to be effective in our profession. Whether we are communicating with others or are just having our own private thoughts, the acronym IPGACO can bring us awareness that makes all the difference between insight and oblivion.…

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Rational Age and Religion - Michael MamasLinkedIn

“How Our Rational Age Will Transform Religion”
Participation in organized religion has certainly been on the decline over the past several years. Church attendance is way down and atheism is on the rise. Why is this happening? Can and should we do anything about it?

At first glance, religiously minded people consider the decline to be a terrible thing. However even for the religiously minded, it can be understood as a positive thing. This can be a guiding light for a future spiritual renaissance, in which attendance at spiritual organizations could reach an all-time high. How could this be?…

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Bringing About a New Economic Reality Demands Vigilance and Hard Work

Economic Reality - Michael MamasEntrepreneur.com just published one of my articles. It begins:

How could things have gotten so out of hand? Was someone — everyone — asleep at the wheel? What were we thinking? Of course, innumerable factors led to the state of our economy today. Let’s take a quick look at a few and explore where it all might lead us…

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“Bringing About a New Economic Reality Demands Vigilance and Hard Work”

The Information Age

In this age, information is everywhere… the Internet, the newscasts, even bumper stickers. Warfare is information oriented. Psychological warfare between nations, cultures, political parties, and provincial groups. Discernment is of utmost importance. Indoctrination is everywhere. Do not base your life upon the whims and biases of life’s karmic winds… karmic whims… vogue perspectives. Discernment comes from deep within.

The Information Age - Michael Mamas

Are All the Seers Gone or Are We Simply Not Seeing Them?

Seers Gone? - Michael MamasEntrepreneur.com just published one of my new articles. It begins:

“Don’t we all long for a wise mentor? Perhaps we imagine that person sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch on a fine summer day. Or maybe we climb a mountaintop and find them sitting outside their cave. Then again, it may be the image of the wise, reflective grandmother whose every utterance is just what we needed to hear, like the Oracle in The Matrix. Do they still exist? Have we driven them all underground? Or perhaps we wouldn’t recognize them if we saw them”…

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“Are All the Seers Gone or Are We Simply Not Seeing Them?”

How to Avoid the Beach Ball Syndrome (and End the Cycle of World Wars)

The Beach Ball Syndrome - Michael MamasI just published a new article on Medium.com.

It begins:

“You can push and hold a beach ball beneath the water surface, but when you let it go, it will spring right back up to the surface. Our world’s history reads as a historical account of essentially the same process, over and over and over again”…

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“How to Avoid the Beach Ball Syndrome (and End the Cycle of World Wars)”
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