Hope

"There never was a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope." - Bernard Williams From my primary blog at RCWritesWell.com There may be no human characteristic which has proven to be so remarkably resilient as hope. We see it everywhere we look, every day we live. Hope is the little girl dancing … Continue reading Hope

Confidence

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings." - Samuel Johnson I recently took the opportunity to write on the matter of pride. In my entry, I made my best effort to caution that pride can be an unattractive and deceptive impediment to accomplishment. Writing about confidence, then, may seem like a redundancy. I fear … Continue reading Confidence

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

Pride

"A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that is above you." - C.S. Lewis Pride has a deceptive appeal but is a terrible stumbling block. Much of our modern culture promotes "me as a brand". There's value to … Continue reading Pride

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

Intelligence

"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