When good things happen to bad people

Nobody sits easy when good things happen to bad people. In George Eliot's novel, The Mill on the Floss, Edward Tulliver is so miffed about an enemy he dictates a curse he wants inscribed in the family Bible."It's wicked," his daughter objects."It isn't wicked," Tulliver snaps. "It's wicked [that] the raskills should prosper."Though we might not dare (or even think) to memorialize it in our Bibles, we've all felt Tulliver's indignation. And the anger makes sense. Often enough the … [Read more...]

How to wreck your life

How to wreck your life

If you’re looking to get off on the wrong foot this week, start with ingratitude. It’s easy, really. Everything we have is a gift from God. The trick to ingratitude is to be unthankful for it. The job, the spouse, the bills, the house, the kids, the coworkers, the car—all you have to do is grumble and complain about them.If you’re new to this little trick, don’t overdo it. Start with little gripes about small disturbances. But if you’re well practiced, you might as well jump into one of the m … [Read more...]


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