The Psychological Meaning of Work and Sacrifice

Written by: Matthew Sabatine Adam and Eve deceived by the snake! The following post/article represents only the views of the author and not everyone at Common Issues. Let's talk about the postponement of pleasure! It is bothersome but necessary. In fact, it is more necessary than you want it to be. Your playful and overindulgent... Continue Reading →

Writing a Letter To Your Future Self

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following post/article represents only the views of the author and not everyone at Common Issues. "A man never steps in the same river twice. For he is not the same man and it’s not the same river.” — Heraclitus Are you the same person you were yesterday? What about a... Continue Reading →

The Dangers of Self-Pity

Written by: Matthew Sabatine This is you, sitting on your sofa and pining away. The following article/post represents only the views of the author and not everyone at Common Issues. After several hours of searching on Google about self-pity, it appears to me that empirical, clinical and expert research is lacking. I was hoping to... Continue Reading →

Pretending That Your Bad Parts Are Not Yours But Someone Else’s–An Unhealthy Defense Mechanism

Written by: Matthew Sabatine This post represents the views of only the author and not everyone at Common Issues. Psychological projection—you may have heard of it before. Someone, with their self-qualified overconfident wisdom, may have even tried to pin that diagnosis on you. The concept is often used pejoratively. Projection activates itself when the human... Continue Reading →

Ladies, Is Your Man Forgetting Too Much?

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The Human Brain and Memory in Comparison to Computers “No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.” ~ Louis L’Amour (1908-1988) Have you ever pondered the idea that the success of your man’s remembering important details... Continue Reading →

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