Humility learns even from success; pride, not even from failure
Nov29

Humility learns even from success; pride, not even from failure

We often learn much more from our failures than from our successes. When we succeed, we may become so full of ourselves as …

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Living resentfully is like driving with the brake pressed
Nov28

Living resentfully is like driving with the brake pressed

Suppose we see someone pressing the brake of their car and also trying to drive the car ahead. We will consider their actions…

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Our abilities are our endowments, not our entitlements
Nov27

Our abilities are our endowments, not our entitlements

We all have certain abilities that enable us to make a contribution and gain satisfaction. When we use our abilities properly,…

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We are bound by our nature, but we are not bound to our nature
Nov26

We are bound by our nature, but we are not bound to our nature

We all have particular qualities, abilities and interests – all of which can be collectively referred to as our nature.…

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We can’t nourish our souls amidst people who are out to sell theirs
Nov25

We can’t nourish our souls amidst people who are out to sell theirs

The word “soul” sometimes refers non-literally to the things that matter the most to us. Such a non-literal usage features…

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