Selfishness

Sometimes Nice Guys Do Finish First

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

You may recall that in a previous Huff Post story, I reported that my good friend Phil, a 50-something Richmond Hill accountant, just prior to Christm...

In Business and in Life, Are You a Giver or a Taker?

Anne Day | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Business
Anne Day

I am sure many of us can think of examples of those who are the "takers" in life. They run their business in a transactional way. I actually feel sorry for people who have a scarcity or competitive attitude because they miss out on so much. As Dr. Ivan Misner advocates, "givers gain."

Were Parents Better Then or Now?

Sandra Charron | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I grew up in the era of Tough Love. There was no pretending in my home. My mother called it as she saw it, and what she saw wasn't always pretty. I've spent years meticulously choosing politically correct ways of disciplining my children. Now I know exactly where I went wrong.

Don't Blame Karl Rove and the Internet: You are Responsible for Society's Ills

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada
Mary Donohue

When I asked people why things are a mess, no one took responsibility for this crappy society we have created. No one said, "Well, I didn't vote so, X was elected." No one said, "Well, I didn't speak up, so X was bullied." Everyone blamed someone or something else.

Saving it for a Special Occassion? Don't!

Pega Ren | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

How is it that we so easily deny ourselves kindnesses and pleasures because we underrate the value of the occasion, or our own value? I've caught myself buying such tiny treats as scented soaps, and then storing them in the closet for when guests arrive. Why do I hesitate to give myself the pleasure?

The Positive Power of Selfishness

Dan Jacob | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada Living
Dan Jacob

While I believe one needs to have altruistic tendencies to commit to a volunteer position, I just as firmly believe that some of the most awe-inspiring and powerful examples of volunteerism are often rooted in selfish motives. I believe this because I have witnessed it firsthand.