FORCES OF LIFE

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FORCES OF LIFE: PSYCHOLOGY and SUCCESS or FAILURE in OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN” by David Shepard

Challenge yourself to change your life. Improve yourself. Practice life. “If only I knew then, what I know now…” is the most common regret of life. It fairly screams the critical importance of knowledge. Yet our educational system has failed to provide the knowledge.

Psychology, Counseling, and Education are at a “tipping point” on the edge of an active volcano. In the 1970s an average of 25,000 Americans committed suicide each year. Today, that figure stands at 48,000 per year, every year, before Covid-19.

Even though we now have nearly six times more psychologists, psychiatrists, MSWs, school counselors and mental health workers than we had then. Even though there has been more than a 400% increase in anti-depressive medications in just 20 years.
We have failed dramatically.
Unhappiness in life is epidemic.
We now have police in every school, something unheard of in the 1970s. The suicide rate among our young ages 10 to 34 has jumped to their second leading cause of death, second only to accidents. (CDC).

Educate yourself. Read. Learn. Practice. Learn what the most successful people know about life. Become an expert at recognizing the bogus ideas and put-downs of others. Re-write your life, the most successful people constantly revise themselves after each failure.
Re-invent yourself after rejection, learn the social skills that few know. Change the direction in your life.
Challenge yourself to work to understand other people. Practice new social skills.
The scars of life will take care of themselves.

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