What is the Secret to Life?

“the Secret to Life is that people are stupid…”.



Mary Gina Connor, MSW, LCSW

We all want to know the answer to this question, don’t we? Watch our latest video blog to understand why Mary Gina Connor says that the “Secret to Life is that people are stupid…”.

Mary Gina Connor, MSW, LCSW, has been practicing in the field of mental health for decades. She is the founder and owner of Wellspring Psychological, located in Florence, KY. She has been treating patients and helping parents to more effectively co-parent their children for many years. Like many people who have mastered their craft, she doesn’t futz around. She just calls it like she sees it – in a manner that is both direct and humorous.

Mary Gina says that people are stupid because they run around reacting to other people. When you learn to respond, instead of reacting, it changes everything. If you are constantly reacting to other people, they are in charge of your emotions. When you learn to respond, thoughtfully, instead of react emotionally, then you are in charge of your own emotions – sometimes you are even in charge of others’, as they are running around reacting to those around them, including you.

She suggests that if just you stop, breathe, think, plan and act you will find that things will usually go the way that you want to. Choose to respond, instead of react, and don’t be stupid.