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Expectations of Ethics

Expectations of Ethics

Ever assume that those around you have the same ethical views you do, only to be disappointed and maybe even hurt when they don’t?  Yeah.  We all have!  Here’s the thing that I keep learning:  the ethical paths that we adopt are for us, not those...

Follow the Vision

Follow the Vision

Some people seem to be visionaries— they have been grabbed by a vision and are propelled by their passionate dedication to it.  Whether it be a musician, entrepreneur or doctor, these people seem to be captivated early on by what they’re going to...

The Core of Conflict

The Core of Conflict

War has been one of the constants of human civilization.  In times when violence has been unavoidable, it makes sense to me.  The trouble is, we all define “unavoidable” differently.  We also often obscure the truth of our motives...

The Gain of Pain

The Gain of Pain

One of the biggest difficulties we face in life is seeing a loved one in pain.  We insert ourselves into their situation to try to save them from this pain.  Watching them suffer causes us so much discomfort that we feel we HAVE to act, if only...

Stories That Write Us

Stories That Write Us

It seems that the stories we tell are embodiments of all our decisions, conscious or not.  They express not only an event, but also who we are deciding to be in response to an event: our identity. This identity becomes something that drives us to...

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