Muto’s – Keeping Up the Jet-Setter Appearances

The Parents of Steve Muto (Ron and Ruth Muto) are addicted to the “Jet-setter” lifestyle.

So much so, they will do practically anything, obviously, based on their actions this week, to get a free ride on their next Vacation.

Anything with a free, plane ticket, boat ride or trip on a merry-go-round.  They don’t care who they stomp on, or hurt, on their way to the airport or loading dock, watch out here they come.  They surely don’t care if they permanently damage their grand-kids, kids, in-laws. Shine it!  “Who cares about … Continue reading

Why People In a Bad Marriage Stay Married

At least, the reasons they give for staying married…

Steve and Kelly Muto – Why Bully’s in a Bad Marriage Stay Married

Not infrequently, patients come to my office telling me in detail everything wrong with their marriages. These complaints are not unusual, but they are usually heart-felt. They include a whole range of misbehavior’s on the part of their spouses. Sometimes there is only one serious transgression, such as a prolonged infidelity or drug use, including Continue reading

Anonymity, Speed of Communication, and the Power of the Hive Mind

The power of the hive mind.

It is the speed of communication on the Internet—not just the anonymity—that makes it such a dangerous place. Rumors that would have taken weeks to reach the public consciousness in the pre-Internet age can rouse the Twitchfork-wielding rabble in an instant.

There’s a quote attributed to psychology pioneer William James that voices the principle at work here: “there’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.”

That kind of mass-repetition can now happen on social media in a matter of minutes.

I’ve observed that once people have repeated … Continue reading