Category Archives: wisdom

Trendy Phrases Lead to Shallow Talk

I watched way too much TV as a child. To this day, one of my more dubious accomplishments is the ability to sing, word for word, assorted advertising ditties and intro music to insipid situation comedies from the 1970s. I … Continue reading

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We’re Not Turning into Zombies, Are We?

One of the most important aspects of being human is acting humane to one another — treating our brothers and sisters on the planet like people, not zombies. Continue reading

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Whom Do We Trust?

In a world of mass media, we feel like we “know” a lot of people, many of them famous faces. But just recognizing a face doesn’t mean it’s worth giving our complete and total trust to it. Continue reading

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Some Things Are Out of Our Control

Humans in power can make decisions that affect a lot of ordinary people. But there are some areas — the seasons of the year, the hope in people’s souls — that they cannot affect. Continue reading

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Afraid? Don’t Be. You Have the Courage You Need

Courage is not what we see glorified in movies and TV shows. Courage is what real people show every day as we face the challenges in our lives. Continue reading

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Fear Blocks Our Ability to Think

Fear and facts do not necessarily go together. Before we fall into the first, we want to make sure that we’ve taken time — in a silent, peaceful setting away from noise and chatter — to think about, question, and analyze the latter. 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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We Don’t Need Influencers; We Need Each Other

Think about the people who have made the most impact in your life. If you’re like me, you’ve probably wasted precious time paying attention to strangers whose faces you recognize: celebrities, “role models,” Influencers (great word — it doesn’t even … Continue reading

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