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How Lucky Are You?

I calculate that I am among the luckiest 2% of humans who have ever lived. Check this list and see where you stack up. I have always had food, a decent apartment, and a comfortable bed. How many can say … Continue reading

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The Animals Are Trying to Save Us

In one celebrated case from Ethiopia, a pride of lions came across a group of men who had kidnapped a teenage girl, possibly for sale in the sex trade.. The lions ran the men off and sat around the girl until people came to find her. Then they quickly left. What explains their behavior? What can we learn from them about ourselves? Continue reading

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Beautiful – or at least interesting – Thoughts

“Do not judge my story by the chapter you happened to walk in on.” – Linda Dilworth. When you see someone who is old, or disabled, or in poverty or crazy, that is not their whole story. Often, if we knew the whole story, we would be amazed and moved. Continue reading

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Water Spirit Rising

“Nothing in the world is as soft, as weak, as water. Nothing else can wear away the hard, the strong and remain unaltered. Soft overcomes hard Weak overcomes strong. Everybody knows it Nobody uses the knowledge.” Lao-Tzu, Chapter 78 “We … Continue reading

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Should I Help?

Sometimes, people may look bad but may like things the way they are. Always ask what they want before injecting yourself into their lives. Continue reading

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A Gratitude Story

Jamison looked over and realized that “every black circle and square on Schou’s family tree represented someone who helped save my life.” Continue reading

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The Things We Do For Control

At the personal, social or international level, our sense of being separate individuals adrift in an uncaring world drives us to seek control, when what we usually need is connection. Continue reading

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Life Imitates Facebook

Good and bad; it’s all on the Internet. Whatever you ’re drawn to, whatever you respond to or like, the programs will send you more of. The things you click on, you will receive over and over. If you respond to posts that make you feel bad, you create more opportunities to feel bad. Is life like that, or isn’t it? Continue reading

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Why Fear is Boss

Fear causes us to focus on the negative. You go to a party and eight lovely things happen – meetings, conversations, food, attraction, dance – and one clumsy thing – you bump into someone and they glare at you. You’ll probably remember the one negative over all the positives. This focus on fear is a survival strategy from long ago. If that one negative was a tiger behind a tree, you really needed to focus on that. Continue reading

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Addicted to Sad

If you find yourself doing something even while telling yourself, “I shouldn’t do this,” or asking “Why am I doing this?” or hiding the fact that you are doing it, you are probably addicted to it. Continue reading

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