Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion … Continue reading Understanding Stupidity #2 – Stupidity Is A More Dangerous Enemy…
This is a new Special Series here at RJsCorner. It will be ten posts long and cover the things on the poster to the right.. Life’s Rules is about “being” a good person and a world citizen and caretaker. It … Continue reading Life’s Rules #1 – Prepare To Learn
Today’s post of my view of my retirement community is about the latest lockdown and how my community is communicating with the residents. The Omicron version of COVID-19 has much of the country running scared right now, and my retirement … Continue reading RetComLife #24 – Lockdown & Communications
Ok, with this post, I am going to give you a personal secret on how I have finally became a happier person. No, I don’t think I have achieved total happiness, but I am on my way to it. I … Continue reading Happiness #8 – Doing What Makes You Come Alive…
As promised on my December 23rd post, this is the first in a series about Stupidity. It might seem strange to make this topic for a weekly series, but stupidity has serious connotations for our times, as it did during … Continue reading Understanding Stupidity #1 – The Origins Of This Study
Here I am in post #23, and I have yet to talk much about what lifecare means. So, here goes There are thousands of nursing homes that dot the country. I am willing to bet that they are in at … Continue reading RetComLife#23 – Life Plan Communities
If we could just find the reason for why we are not happy maybe we can finally find happiness. That is the core thought for this post. Most people, including me for much of my life, feel unhappy. Good things … Continue reading Happiness #7 – Why Are We Unhappy?
A recent study from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that 38 percent of 65-year-olds will develop moderate needs, almost one-quarter will have severe needs, 22 percent will have minimal needs and 17 percent will have no … Continue reading RetComLife#22- How Many Will Need To Join Retirement Communities?
These last few years have been a struggle for all of us. There was the lying idiot narcissist who occupied the Oval Office. That made those four years almost intolerable, and then came the virus which we were totally unprepared … Continue reading We All Need Something To Laugh About
Some people seem to just be happier than others. I envy them in that regard. But there are things that we can all do to be happier people. There are some things that each of us are intrinsically drawn to … Continue reading Happiness #6 – Cultivating Happiness
Right now, I am still pretty mobile. I can go everywhere I want in my car. There will come a time when I will be pretty locked into this place, if I don’t have help. When That time comes I … Continue reading RetComLife #21 – Keeping Things Interesting
In the new RJsCorner, I want to get back to my roots, and Will Rogers is one of those roots I have avoided for too long. Years ago, when I started creating my personal style of writing, Will Rogers was … Continue reading Understanding Stupidity – Will Roger’s Style…
One of my first “big boy” books was a biography of Einstein. I think I was about twelve years old when I read the first one. It was about 300 pages long, and I didn’t image I would ever finish … Continue reading Happiness #5 – According to Einstein
I have been casually studying of Aristotle for many years, and have recently started another book about him. He was definitely a dreamer/thinker that I could never even imagine being. It is amazing to me how so many of his … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #4: According to Aristotle
Let’s start out this post with three collages that my wife made a year before her death. She spent hours arranging and re-arranging the photos of all the pets in our married life to make them just right. I now … Continue reading RetComLife #20 – How About Pets?
Let’s continue on with the look at the article What is Happiness by Kendra Cherry as mentioned last Wednesday. She says that happiness is a very subjective thing that varies greatly from one person to another. Here is a list … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #3 – How To Know If You’re Happy
One thing you should be paying attention to when you are choosing a retirement community is the weekly activities. Are there any that interest you or make you happy? I am still pretty active in my life away from my … Continue reading RetComLife #19 – Things That Make Me Happy
I have spent the last couple of weeks studying the idea of happiness. I’ve looked at a couple of dozen different sources for a place to start. One article I came across that impressed me with its brevity, yet completeness … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #2 – Where To Start…
We Baby Boomers were the first generation to easily travel. Airplanes, the Interstate system and such allowed us to experience lots of regional and international foods that were not available to the previous generations who are presently the majority in … Continue reading RetComLife #18 – Technology-Driven Improvements in Dining.
Welcome to the new Wednesday series entitled The Pursuit of Happiness. This series, we will be studying what happiness has meant throughout the ages, and trying to discover within ourselves what it means to each of us. As usual, I … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #1 – Changing My View
One thing that annoys me is that the sit-down dining option which is basically the only option aside from after the meal carry-outs in my retirement community wastes too much of my time. Having a full-service sit down dining is … Continue reading RetComLife #17 – Other Choices In Food Services
The strongest emotion that I think I have is empathy for those, like me, who have faced some pretty serious struggles through life. That, and my lack of a sense of accomplishment in this emotions series, is what this post … Continue reading About Emotions #8 – Summing It Up
My retirement community is struggling to keep the dining services up to their usual standards. Wait staff is nearly impossible to find during this pandemic, so the salaried staff are having to provide that service in addition to their usual … Continue reading RetComLife #16 – Cloud Kitchens & Café Dining
I have learned over my life that to survive as a deaf person on the Spectrum, I need to control my emotions. That doesn’t mean to stifle them, but to instead understand where they are coming from and to try … Continue reading About Emotions #7 – Confusion Among the Experts… And A Path Forward
The quality of any team doesn’t just happen. It is accomplished by the quality of the leadership. I know that from personal experience in the corporate world. You treat your team with respect, and they will gladly go the extra … Continue reading RetComLife #15 – It Doesn’t Just Happen
No, I am not talking about adding a few more years to my life, although that would be welcomed, at least if they were healthy years. What I am talking about is my special series entitled “About Emotions”. I told … Continue reading About Emotions #6 -I Need More Time…
I thought I would give you this epilogue to expand the story on the final week of the trauma of my wife’s death. I know this story is mostly unique to me, and maybe I am penning it more for … Continue reading End Of Life Trauma #10 – Freeing & Strangling, At The Same Time
I know I promised you some posts on the science of emotions, but I had no idea just how difficult that would turn out to be. The problem is that is there is virtually no agreement on even what are … Continue reading About Emotions #5 – Emotions Are Kinda Like The Christian Church…
If you live in a retirement community, especially if it is also a Lifecare community, you have got to get used to the frequent presence of ambulances. Especially, if you are like me, and happen to face the delivery/pick-up entrance … Continue reading RetComLife #14 – You Have Got To Get Used To The Dying…
I am finally convinced that I am now in the full stage of the grieving process due to my wife’s death in July. It took me a while to get here. I was beginning to wonder if I was actually … Continue reading About Emotions #4 – The Grieving Process… Finally
By almost all counts, I have been happy living in my retirement community home for the last three months. It has the things that make my life easier. The staff here is extraordinary. I love my cozy apartment, it fits … Continue reading RetComLife # 13 – It’s Not About Where
The title to this post is a biblical proverb that means that people should take care of their own defects and not just correct the faults of others. I do agree with that, but I also see it as working … Continue reading About Emotions #3 – Heal Thy Self
While this question is maybe not be directly associated with my RetComLife, it is central to where and how I live the remainder of my life. So, I think it deserves your attention in this category. Given my recent experiences, … Continue reading RetComLife # 12 – What Do I Want To do With The Rest Of My Life?
Before I get into the psychological aspects of this new series, I want to help you, and myself, to understand the depth of my troubles with emotions. That is what this post is about: I have been having some pretty … Continue reading Emotions # 2 – I Think I Might Be Pregnant??
I had an epiphany of sorts the other day. Since I am now in a retirement community, I am around older people every day. A big majority of them either use walkers or canes to get around. There are over … Continue reading RetComLife #11 – The Wheels of Life
Last week, when I finished up the series End Of Life Trauma, I told you that I would take a few weeks off before I settled on the next “Wednesday series”. I visited the last post of that series dozens … Continue reading About Emotions #1 – These Strange Feelings