Relationship Conflicts and the Dangers of Short-Term Thinking


I often think about how and why we say and do hurtful things -- usually to the people whom we care about most deeply -- in order to get a short term gain. Even though we may get a short term payoff, very often it comes at a price that can manifest negatively for a [...]



There is a familiar phenomenon that takes place in the mind when we have an experience that disturbs us. Let me illustrate the point. Say a mid-level manager in a company gets an e-mail requesting she attend an unplanned meeting with the head of the department. She has never been asked to attend such a [...]