Be fearless, not tactless
Nov18

Be fearless, not tactless

Suppose a soldier feels inspired to fight fearlessly against a tyrannical invading army. But if he just charges single-handedly…

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How can we develop both materially and spiritually?
Nov15

How can we develop both materially and spiritually?

We may fear, “If we become too spiritually serious, that will undermine our material prospects. Conversely, if we become…

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When is fearlessness a facade for foolishness?
Nov13

When is fearlessness a facade for foolishness?

Suppose a child goes dangerously close to the parapet of a skyscraper. When his mother warns him, “Move away or you will…

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Two ways to deter ourselves from wrongdoing
Nov12

Two ways to deter ourselves from wrongdoing

Suppose a child wants to sneak into the kitchen and eat all the cookies there, but doesn’t do so because his mother may discipline…

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How humility is non-different from curiosity
Nov10

How humility is non-different from curiosity

Suppose we are driving for an important meeting but can’t find the venue. Even if we are driving a limo, we may stop and ask…

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The simple way to do something wonderful
Nov08

The simple way to do something wonderful

Once an award-winning painter was asked, “How do you draw such magnificent paintings?” The painter’s reply: “One…

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