Caveat Emptor

Is going to an 11/10 too much for optimism? It could be. Allow me take off these rose-colored glasses for a moment. For nearly a week, I have been super gung-ho about optimism. It’s been exhausting. Let’s step back and read the terms and conditions. A decidedly unoptimistic thing to do if you ask me.… Continue reading Caveat Emptor

Ethos

Tying this all together, let’s go over to the experts… The week of my wedding I went to see the Dalai Lama speak in College Park, Maryland. I wish I could report, in bulletized format, the wisdom that His Holiness imparted. But it was his smile and that little laugh that sticks with me to… Continue reading Ethos

Logos

Is there one ring to rule them all? Perhaps. We are always on the lookout for the ONE thing. Well, here it is: Optimistic people live longer and happier. That’s it. That’s the tweet. But that got me thinking. Why is optimism such a powerful force? Consider these: • Positive people straight up live longer.… Continue reading Logos

Pathos

How do we define important concepts in our lives? Definitions are important. They give us a shared understanding, a depth of cognizance that transcends mere words. Abraham Lincoln once said “People are about as happy as they decide to be.” Is this true? If you did 100 pushups, would you say it made you tired?… Continue reading Pathos

Don’t Fight the Intro

For years I found every reason to not get started. I fought the intro. Don’t wait to get started on things. Start today. Don’t fight the intro. 350 days ago, I was blessed to finally be disgusted with myself enough to change, precisely as the world was coming apart at the seams. I was overweight,… Continue reading Don’t Fight the Intro

#Ship30for30

In order to get started, I joined a writing workshop called Ship30for30 by Dickie Bush and Nicolas Cole. I’ll be writing and publishing 30 essays in 30 days, and then linking them here to begin building some content. Follow along on Twitter @dannyreeves1.

Hello Internet.

Welcome to DontLikeItGetBetter.com, I’ll be your host. The world is crazy right now. We can do something about it. We can be less crazy. Abraham Lincoln once said “people are about as happy as they decide to be.” Is this true? If you did 100 pushups, would you say it made you tired? Or would… Continue reading Hello Internet.