Never lose faith in your potential to improve, or you will court cowardice and malice
Apr09

Never lose faith in your potential to improve, or you will court cowardice and malice

Suppose a patient loses faith in the potential of any treatment to cure them. They will become sicker, suffer more and soon…

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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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Regulate emotion with reason, animate reason with emotion
Apr03

Regulate emotion with reason, animate reason with emotion

Reason and emotion are two of our fundamental human faculties. By reason, we can be orderly, logical, consistent. By emotion,…

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Exploiting others’ weaknesses doesn’t make us strong – overcoming our own weaknesses does
Mar18

Exploiting others’ weaknesses doesn’t make us strong – overcoming our own weaknesses does

Some people see the world primarily in terms of power struggles. They center their life on maneuvering and manipulating…

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When a danger is less visible, it leaves us more vulnerable
Mar11

When a danger is less visible, it leaves us more vulnerable

If we are afflicted by some disease with visible symptoms such as TB, we would seek diagnosis and treatment. But suppose …

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Some limits restrict; some protect – knowing which limit does what is intelligence
Feb22

Some limits restrict; some protect – knowing which limit does what is intelligence

When we are limited in any way, we often see that limitation as a restriction to our freedom. And yes, many limits do restrict.…

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