Being Alone Doesn’t Mean Being Unhappy

Being Alone Doesn’t Mean Being Unhappy If you want to be happy learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life. – Michael Josephson

Crisp as Matzoh Descriptions of the Last Supper

Passover and Easter – Crisp as Matzoh Descriptions of the Last Supper and the Contemporary Holiday Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all those celebrating either or both of these important holidays. Christians know Passover as the the setting for the Last Supper. Though Christians do not still celebrate Passover, modern Jews still do and the nerdy professor in me …

Time and Productivity

There is nothing less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. – Peter Duker

The Importance of Being Nice

The Importance of Being Nice It’s NICE to be important But it’s more IMPORTANT to be nice – Sir John Marks Tempelton

Missing Someone

Just because you miss someone doesn’t mean you should be with them. Don’t let your feelings cause you to. Read more of Michael Josephson‘s thoughts on relationships here: http://whatwillmatter.com/2016/04/commentary-823-2-fixing-toxic-relationships/  

CHARACTER EDUCATION IS INDISPENSABLE TO EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC EDUCATION.

CHARACTER EDUCATION IS INDISPENSABLE TO EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC EDUCATION. By Michael Josephson​ There is mounting evidence that core character traits producing emotional intelligence and “grit” are better indicators of school and life success than pure academic achievement, including grades and standardized test scores. It’s obvious that knowledge itself is not enough. The information and cognitive skills taught by schools need to …

Regret For Wasted Time

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.” – Mason Cooley Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

Things You Can Do To Improve The World

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE THE WORLD Instead of putting people in their place, put yourself in your place. Empathy and understanding is the medicine that will cure what ails all. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com

INVOCATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS

INVOCATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS Though you will not always be appreciated and you will be occasionally maligned, NEVER DOUBT THAT YOU ARE SOCIETY’S INDISPENSABLE GUARDIAN. It is your sacred responsibility and privilege to protect and serve all the men, women and children in your community without expectation of praise or gratitude, to provide order and security, safeguard life and …

Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things

Ordinary people even weak people can do extraordinary things through temporary courage generated by a situation but the person of character does not need the situation to generate his courage, it is a part of his being and a standard approach to all life’s challenges. — Michael Josephson

Courage in Action

Courage in action is often nothing more than the choice to do something that is risky because there is a stronger driving motivation, one that makes the risk less important than the thing sought. It could be noble as with honor, patriotism or the protection of family or it could be anger, a desire for revenge or unbridled ambition. — Michael …

What Will Matter Poem– A Tribute to a Teacher’s Life

Click here to download the original high resolution poster. By Michael Josephson Ready or not, some day it will come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, …

What Will Matter – Original Poem

Click here to download the original high resolution poster. by Michael Josephson Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end.   There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.  All things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.  Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.  Your grudges, resentments, …

What You Can Be

To truly grow you have to be willing at any moment to sacrifice what you’re for what you can be. Subscribe to free weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com

COMMENTARY: Myths About & Misuse of the Golden Rule

MYTHS ABOUT & MISUSE OF THE GOLDEN RULE. The core of the GOLDEN RULE is a moral obligation to treat others ethically for their sake, not ours, even if it’s better than the way they treat us. Why? Not because it’s advantageous, but because it’s RIGHT. And because the way we treat others is about WHO WE ARE, not who …

COMMENTARY: Truth Matters. Trustworthiness Matters.

Truth matters and its your moral responsibility to find it. Trustworthiness matters and its your moral duty to insist on it. Never in my lifetime has truth been more important or more illusive. Though hard to find, within every mountain of careless claims, unsubstantiated assertions, fallacious reasoning and outright lies there are true facts and credible sources. It is your …

Give Back! It Will Improve Your World and Your Life!

Please join me in a commitment to at least double your charitable donations this year. It will improve the world and your life. “If you want to know how to live your life, think about what you want people to say about you after you die and live backward.” Having recently experienced a life-threatening health challenge I am more passionate …

Reality Won’t Budge

You can twist words, make excuses, and interpret what you’ve done or what’s been done to you anyway you want, but reality won’t budge. – Michael Josephson

Enjoy the Journey

Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey. – Michael Josephson

Wisdom & Happiness

Both wisdom and happiness are developed and demonstrated by the ability to see beauty in the ordinary and even in the ugly. – Michael Josephson

Dance in the Rain

Don’t just wait for the storm to end, learn to dance in the rain. A positive attitude can turn hardships into adventures and tragedies into turning points. – Michael Josephson