Unrealistic Expectations: Why Our Snowflakes Suffer Meltdown

One of the first articles I ran across, this morning, was from a woman bemoaning the fact that her children had picked up extravagant, over-the-top expectations for every holiday, real or imagined. This phenomenon isn’t as new as she thinks it is. I have slightly cringe-worthy memories of taking custom-made, white chocolate lollipops shaped like Read More …

Consistency

It’s sometimes said that “consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Often said by rebellious, erratic, creative types to justify their lack of it, but they needn’t be so defensive; after all, what Emerson actually said was “foolish consistency” –  A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers Read More …