Optimism

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. - Harry S. Truman From my primary blog here. Nowadays, when people talk about optimism, it seems to be treated as a dirty word or foolishness. In many circles, hope, hard work, and kindness … Continue reading Optimism

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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

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

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