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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Raising humans

Parents are pretty much always well meaning, even when we behave like idiots.We're either trying to encourage our kids to be driven like us, or trying to raise them to be better than us.And if we're convinced that we're not good for them, or that they deserve better, then we create distance between them and…

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Gratitude is the sister of faith

When faced with trials, there are too many who surrender to coping with such trials instead of persevering to overcome them.Purposeful perseverence is called for when we find ourselves in situations that are weighing us down.No matter how little our resources or ability to influence the outcomes, using that little that we have while having…

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