We can’t choose our past, but we can choose our memories
Apr14

We can’t choose our past, but we can choose our memories

When we meet someone who has an ugly scar, that sight may jar us. But once we get to know them and see their good qualities, we…

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Don’t let hindsight hinder foresight
Apr10

Don’t let hindsight hinder foresight

Hindsight refers to the lessons we learn from life; it emerges from our reflectiveness to evaluate what we did and what we…

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Fixing a leaking tank is more important than filling the tank
Apr02

Fixing a leaking tank is more important than filling the tank

Suppose we had a leaking tank that we want to keep filled with water. If we keep filling it without fixing the leak, our effort…

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To have our needs met by being unhappy is unhealthy
Feb02

To have our needs met by being unhappy is unhealthy

Children who have neglectful parents may find that their parents’ give them attention only when they cry. Damaged by …

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Life’s misfortunes are like thorns – don’t press on them; pass through them
Jan05

Life’s misfortunes are like thorns – don’t press on them; pass through them

Suppose we are walking barefoot and the path turns thorny. If that is the only way to our destination, we will gird ourselves to endure the pain. But we won’t press our foot on the thorns – we will take it off as quickly as possible and pass through.

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Worry is the interest we pay on loans we haven’t yet taken
Nov16

Worry is the interest we pay on loans we haven’t yet taken

Suppose a friend is worried about paying the interest on a loan. On enquiry, we come to know that they haven’t yet taken …

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