The world may not value our individuality, but we can and should
Jun26

The world may not value our individuality, but we can and should

Each one of us is an individual, with our own strengths and weaknesses, interests and blind spots, aspirations and anxieties.…

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There is more to us than what faces us
Jun25

There is more to us than what faces us

Suppose an unarmed civilian is facing an armed aggressor. The odds may seem hopeless for the civilian. But if they discover…

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Don’t forget to compliment those who complement you
Jun24

Don’t forget to compliment those who complement you

We all have painful inadequacies that make us dependent on others who complement us. Indeed, almost all of life’s important…

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Satisfaction comes by knowing ourselves, not by making ourselves known
Jun23

Satisfaction comes by knowing ourselves, not by making ourselves known

Suppose we see someone who turns head wherever they go. We may naturally want to be similarly well known. This feeling can…

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Even if we can’t close the door to temptation permanently, we can close it presently
Jun22

Even if we can’t close the door to temptation permanently, we can close it presently

Suppose we were living in a thief-infested locality. We would naturally want to have a strong, permanent lock on our door.…

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Those who think they aren’t prone to evil are the most prone to evil
Jun21

Those who think they aren’t prone to evil are the most prone to evil

When we see some people doing something horrible, we may often feel, somewhat righteously, “What kind of terrible person…

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