Category Archives: Growth

Don’t Let the Parasites Define Who You Are

Both religion and science have their own version of the doctrine of original sin. It’s wise not believing in either of their teachings. Continue reading

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You Can Be Free, or Obedient, but Not Both

Obedient people are loyal not to friends and family, but to authority, and the authorities. It’s wise to be wary of them. Continue reading

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Major Decision? Don’t Be Rushed

Whether we’re buying something or considering a major life change, we are constantly pressured to make the decision fast. And if we don’t make the “right” decision, we’re blamed for being too hasty. Why not make it easier on ourselves and take the time we need in the first place? Continue reading

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Fast, Efficient, and Furious — Is This U.S. Culture?

Speed and efficiency, while they have their places, tend to take up too much space in U.S. culture and thinking. When we focus on wisdom as opposed to production, we’re willing to slow down and take the time we need to grow into the people we were created to be. Continue reading

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Compassion and Pride Don’t Mix

The people who, theoretically, are supposed to show compassion, too often don’t. And that is wrenchingly sad. Against all my better instincts, I wandered around a locally-based social media page, one that extols itself for “speaking the truth, and proud … Continue reading

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What Will Others Think? Honestly, It Doesn’t Matter

We waste a lot of our lives worrying about what others think of us. It’s not just a social media thing. Long before we courted “Likes” and hearts and smiling emojis, we looked around after we said something, did something, … Continue reading

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Vacation Every Day?

Given a choice, most people would choose a week at a sunny, warm beach over the same period of time in the office. (For those who hate oceans — seriously? — there are options: a snowy mountain on which to … Continue reading

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That Incredible Thing You Do (and Make)

When is the last time you made something with your hands? Better yet, when is the last time you valued something that you made with your hands? We live in a world of mass production, of products churned out on … Continue reading

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Do We Like What We See in the Mirror?

“That’s not me, is it?” Most of us are surprised, not necessarily pleasantly, when we unexpectedly catch sight of ourselves in a shop window, mirror, or, nowadays, tagged in a Facebook post. We always look older, wider, sloppier, more stooped, … Continue reading

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Quiet People Have a Lot to Say

Just because you’re quiet doesn’t mean that you don’t have much to say. The noisy people won’t hear, generally because they’re not listening. Continue reading

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