If we lose faith in our potential to improve, we court cowardice and malice
Apr09

If we lose faith in our potential to improve, we court cowardice and malice

Suppose a patient loses faith in the potential of any treatment to cure them. They will become sicker and soon die. What applies…

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Between naiveté and cynicism is the courage to trust
Apr08

Between naiveté and cynicism is the courage to trust

When we are inexperienced, we may naïvely believe that everyone is entirely trustworthy. Exploiting our naiveté, self-interested…

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Where we are doesn’t determine who we are
Apr07

Where we are doesn’t determine who we are

We might sometimes be at a very bad place in life. What could make our plight worse is if we had arrived at that bad place because…

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Words are not just vehicles of thought, but also engines of thought
Apr06

Words are not just vehicles of thought, but also engines of thought

We often think of words as tools for expressing our thoughts. When we expand our vocabulary by memorizing new words, we usually…

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Respect the dark within you, to keep it within you
Apr05

Respect the dark within you, to keep it within you

Suppose we had a serious enemy out to destroy us. We couldn’t afford to take them lightly; we would need to treat them with…

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