Generosity

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill From my primary blog here. I've written recently on the subject of giving. Of course, I don't want to be redundant in my posting, but I feel there is still so much which can be … Continue reading Generosity

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Respect

"Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners." - Laurence Sterne It's at the core of every civil rights movement and seemingly in short supply at times. Respect is a powerful force - yet it is as delicate as a snowflake in the summer time; there are two sides to it, as … Continue reading Respect

Aptitude

"Genius consists of equal parts of natural aptitude and hard work." - Andre Maurois Typically, I write on topics which are reasonably clear-cut and universally applicable. Aptitude, then, is an oddball. I believe that everyone possesses a certain level of aptitude for something. What, of course, is a matter of considerable self-exploration and life experience. None … Continue reading Aptitude

Prejudice

"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the future inaccessible." - Maya Angelou Prejudice is like a branch in your eye - there's no seeing past it. When we set our minds to believe that an entire group of anything or anyone is beyond redemption or not worth our … Continue reading Prejudice

Hatred

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." - Martin Luther King We've talked about many things both good and ill. I don't know, however, if there is anything more terrible and destructive to be discussed than the subject of hatred. Hatred is a pure … Continue reading Hatred

Greed

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need but not every man's greed." - Mahatma Gandhi Mostly, I have taken the time to write about positive character attributes and virtues. I have attempted to focus on how to leverage strong tools towards self-improvement. However, a person who is ignorant of a trap will fall right into … Continue reading Greed