Gateway Gazette

Ask Biella

Ask Biella: “Loving your neighbor as yourself is always the right thing to do, isn’t it? So everyone wins! :) “

Appropriate Perspective Dear Janis, Yes, the sentiment is there. But I’d like to take that a little further. “Love thy…

Ask Biella: “How can you get as many different perspectives as possible?”

Using Opposite Dear Dina, Starting with Opposite is a great way to acquire different Perspectives. But, it’s starting with opposite,…

Ask Biella: “Do you feel that Facebook adds genuinely positive things to your life? If so, what are they?”

The Chronicles of Countenance Dear Noel, Yes, most certainly. Plenty. Just quick, off the top of my head: Perspective, connectivity,…

Ask Biella: “With all of the negative media, how do you stay optimistic about the future?”

Excess Breeds Excess Dear Michael, Some problems have been around for a long long time, since recorded history. Problems such…

Ask Biella: – “Why do we have negative and positive sides?”

The Power of Realism Dear Chris, Quick thoughts – to provide perspective – contrast – full range of experience from…

Ask Biella: “Do our opinions shape our perspective or do our perspectives shape our opinions?”

Selective Emphasis Dear Doug, most decidedly it is both. Confirmation bias is an excellent example of opinions shaping, and distorting,…

Ask Biella: “How correct is the statement that happiness always comes from within? If so, why citizens of some countries consider themselves happier than citizens of others?”

Cause and Effect Dear Rūta, happiness has to come from within. If it comes from without, it’s not our happiness,…

Ask Biella: “What’s the most positive thing you can say to a person?”

Meaningful Positivity “What’s the most positive thing you can say to a person?“ Dear Saksham, what immediately springs to mind…

Ask Biella: “What seems logical, but is actually false?”

Popular Myths “What seems logical, but is actually false?” Dear Solomon, there is so much which falls into this category.…

Ask Biella: “What is something that always makes you happy?”

Earnest Goodness Dear Shayan, Earnest Goodness always makes me happy. Much adds to my positivity, but Earnest Goodness especially delights…

Ask Biella: “What is a thought experiment that you find extremely hard and/or impossible?”

Usefulness and Value Dear David, I had to think long and hard about this. But, not because of the difficulty…

Ask Biella: “What is the key to true happiness and success?”

Awareness Dear Helth, the key is Awareness. The ultimate goal is freedom, true freedom, but, without Awareness that is problematic.…

Ask Biella: “What is a good example of turning a negative situation into a positive?”

Dear Ashley, a quote from the Young Man came up as I was thinking about a particularly good example of…

Ask Biella: “How do we remain positive when so much negativity surrounds us in our world?”

Dear Judy, we remain Positive by being realistic. 🙂 Yes, this seems counter-intuitive. But, it’s a matter of having an…

Ask Biella: “Can belief be regained?”

Choice Dear Hamma, yes absolutely it can be regained! Belief is a choice. Understanding, knowing, and accepting full responsibility for…