"Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less." - Mother Teresa Study them long enough, and I believe you will find that patience is a common theme amongst the wise and the successful (mind you: one … Continue reading Patience



"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


"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction" - Albert Einstein Our modern world is fraught with endless distractions, drama, and needless complexity. It is nearly impossible to round a corner without meeting some … Continue reading Simplicity


"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


"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it." - Henry Ford Now, intelligence is really a thing to understand - and many people misunderstand and misrepresent it regularly. For example, intelligence is often seen for wisdom, but the two are very different. Intelligence can also be … Continue reading Intelligence