Looking a gift horse in the mouth

When we're driven by aesthetics and appearances, social standing becomes more important than substance or authenticity.We lose ourselves to the way we want to be perceived, rather than what we want to create.We grow defined by how others treat us, or how well we can hide our flaws.We pursue all the right things that hold…

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More ways to destroy trust…

Our consideration of trust is often limited to promises or follow through on something that was clearly agreed with another.However, trust is broken in many ways, most of which are subtle and often unintended.It's these subtle breaches that leave us seething with anger or raging with tears while not knowing how to connect the betrayal…

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Dishonesty is the thief of peace

We focus too much on how others treat us, and too little on how we treat ourselves.Honesty is one of those things that we find distasteful and repulsive when someone withholds it from us, but we overlook it when we do it to ourselves.When we're dishonest with ourselves, we find ways to justify that dishonesty.That…

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