Knowledge expands the avenues available for us to address those problems

Suppose someone is coughing. If they have no medical knowledge, they might just try to suppress their cough, which might…

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To differentiate between resoluteness and stubbornness, consider content, consequence and intent
Mar13

To differentiate between resoluteness and stubbornness, consider content, consequence and intent

When we stick to something rigidly, are we being resolute or stubborn? To understand the difference, we need to look at our…

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Avoiding some risks keeps us alive, taking some risks brings us alive
Mar08

Avoiding some risks keeps us alive, taking some risks brings us alive

The world is filled with dangers that can overrun us if we aren’t careful. Avoiding unnecessary risks keeps us alive.  …

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If we wait till we feel inspired, we will definitely wait indefinitely
Mar02

If we wait till we feel inspired, we will definitely wait indefinitely

Suppose we want to develop a good habit centered on doing something creative or constructive such as meditate, study wisdom-texts,…

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Regret for wrongdoing reforms, regret for only the consequence of wrongdoing deforms
Mar01

Regret for wrongdoing reforms, regret for only the consequence of wrongdoing deforms

Suppose a teenager drives beyond the speed limit just for the thrill of it and gets caught. On being penalized, they may feel…

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Raised fists or linked arms don’t transform as effectively as folded hands
Feb20

Raised fists or linked arms don’t transform as effectively as folded hands

Suppose we see something terribly wrong in the world around us. It may impel us to raise our fists in shocked protest. Or it…

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