It Makes no Sense to Rush Armageddon, Work Instead to Create a Better World

It Makes no Sense to Rush Armageddon, Work Instead to Create a Better World

Apocalyptic stories are all the rage again in our culture. The popularity of shows like The Walking Dead and The Handmaid’s Tale provide ample proof. There have always been stories about the world’s end. I grew up in the sixties with novels like On the Beach and Fail Safe that were popular when the fear of nuclear annihilation was at its zenith. A few years ago, movies 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow projected what could happen if humans do nothing about global warming. The Terminator movies (my favorites! Home of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s immortal line, “come with me if you want to live!”) take a fatal bent on our reliance on technology.

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Being Alone Does Not Mean You Have to Be Lonely 

Being Alone Does Not Mean You Have to Be Lonely 

Having spent these past three years living alone, I have come to terms with the difference between being alone and being lonely. Although they can be related, they are not the same. While we are unable to control or change the factors that led to us being alone, we don’t have to choose feeling lonely when people are not around. This is an important distinction to make if you want to live a fulfilling life even when you find yourself alone.

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I Was Forcibly Separated From my Parents as a Child, Here is How This Impacted My Life

I Was Forcibly Separated From my Parents as a Child, Here is How This Impacted My Life

Every parent dreams of giving their children a better life. This desire is not just based on love for our offspring, if you have experienced setbacks—who hasn’t—you know life can bring you to your knees, so you want to spare your children from experiencing a similar fate. Yet, no matter how hard we try, we cannot protect our kids from the pain that comes from trauma.

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The Four Characteristics that Assure the Quality of a Leader

The Four Characteristics that Assure the Quality of a Leader

No matter how much we wish it, power, fame, money, status or an important title do not make leaders. Since I have never heard of an instance where god descended from heaven to anoint a leader, at least not in my lifetime, then we must have a way we can use to identify them ourselves. Looking for these four characteristics do that for me.

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I Am Not Afraid of Dying, but I do Fear not Living as I Was Meant To Live

I Am Not Afraid of Dying, but I do Fear not Living as I Was Meant To Live

My mother was the last remaining member of my family from her generation. Her death a year ago Christmas Eve was another reminder that my turn is coming. I know no one will survive this journey, but that doesn’t bother me anymore, for I made peace long ago with the fact that my days will end (hopefully not for quite a while yet).

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Why You Should Do What You Love Even if Money and Fame Do not Follow.

Why You Should Do What You Love Even if Money and Fame Do not Follow.

I have lost count of how many versions of “do what you love, and the money will follow” I have seen. Many modern self-help gurus make this promise to convince us to do what we love to do. Some insist that we take daily steps in that direction, like writing your goals on a journal, repeating affirmations and praying to god to grant our desires.

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