I Am Right and You Are Wrong (Podcast Transcript)

{Note: This podcast episode was published June 18, 2020. It’s still being listened to and has turned into the most downloaded episode to date. I thought I’d post the transcript. Thanks for listening} Hello Everyone, welcome to “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland.   This is episode #6, entitled, I Am Right and You […]

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Hate is Hate is Hate (Podcast Transcript)

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the podcast “Close to the Bone.” I’m Carl Vreeland. Before I begin, I’m excited to announce the launching of my new website, which took place last week on January 23rd. The domain name is carltvreeland.com, that’s my name including my middle initial. On the site, you’ll find a page to the [...]
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Taking the High Road (part 2)

How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged from them. And how beautiful it is to laugh when someone thinks you are going to shed tears. (unknown – Arabic). A great many of us view the above adage as taking the high road, interpreting it as a positive and [...]
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Taking the High Road

If our intention is to grow and evolve, if we want to make the world a better place, if we want to be a positive force and a strong role model for our children and loved ones, if we want inner-peace, happiness, and joy in our lives—we will have to take the high road. Someone […]

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Geographical Solutions

“No matter where you go, there you are.”* Which is why geographical solutions, that is to say, moving place to place or dreaming of moving elsewhere as a way to find happiness, is fantasy, not reality. Fact is, generally, whatever destination you travel to, you arrive with the same set of problems. Sure, at first, [...]
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Welcome to my Blog

My focus is on suffering, not happiness. “What?!” you might say. “Well, that doesn’t sound appealing." I realize that, but let me explain. My life changed profoundly once I started bringing my attention to the causes of suffering rather than on a search for happiness. Now I’m not talking about the external stuff, e.g., my [...]
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