Mexican Living Survival Tip # 10 Love, Belonging, Power, And Fun

William Glasser, M.D., of Reality Therapy fame, said this, I believe that we are genetically programmed to satisfy four psychological needs: love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. If this is true, then you need to have a plan, a huge plan, for just how you are going to be able to meet these needs if you expatriate to Mexico. If you dont, then what will happen is what I see all the time in American gringos. They move to Guanajuato. For reasons I cannot fathom, they move here not knowing more than two words of Spanish. But they come and somehow they start a life here. They spend their days holed up in front of satellite television where they …

13 Animal suffering

What are the reasons we eat food? That might seem like a silly question, because we eat to feed our bodies, first of all. Many of us also obtain an emotional gratification when we eat, and most of us are omnivores, meaning we eat everything, including meat and poultry. There are many compelling reasons to move towards a vegetarian diet, many of them health-related. But many people refuse to eat meat because of the inhumane treatment of the animals that are mass-produced to feed the population. Animal farming on the scale that it needs to be to satisfy U.S. consumption is grotesquely cruel. When you eat meat, you’re eating the flesh of an animal whose life has been artificially shortened …

Fire Ants

Fire Ants Fire ants come in many sizes, and there are quite a few of these species that are know for being mean. They are going to fight for their survival and they may bite because they feel threatened. It is part of how they are able to survive in their natural environment. If these types of ants are on you, it is going to hurt and you will quickly feel the sting. Of course they generally stick together so where you find one you will find many. Fire ants live in very large colonies and you will often see their mounds peaking out from piles of dirt in the backyard or in open fields. They also tend to have …

All The Tired Horsepowers

All The Tired Horsepowers Hearing of the massive layoffs in the local car factories erodes a bit the certainties of future and furthers the perception that things aren’t quite the same anymore. So much for the lessons of my youth that once spoke of a surety of workable lifetimes plus a pension fades as the corporate cut away for the leanness of times. Gone are those workplaces that guarantee a place for generations. One is forced to consider what may fall into place for awhile since no longer can one plan for fifty years. Now it’s a time for improvising since changes can occur quite often in one’s life instead of that once good place to settle. One could think …