Change your perspective, change your life

Many people, I imagine, could attain wisdom if they were not convinced they already had it. Seneca c. 4 B.C. – A.D. 65 A while back, I received an interesting email that showed a picture of a frog. Anyone that looked at it could plainly see the picture was of a frog. But then a funny thing happened: the picture rotated 90 degrees and suddenly, the frog was a horse. Anyone looking at the picture in this position would immediately and conclusively know they were looking at a horse. So what happened? The image didn’t change one bit. The only …
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A candy company built on one word

I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew) Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who. Rudyard Kipling 1865 – 1936 Milton was born in Pennsylvania in 1857. Because his family was frequently on the move, he only had a fourth grade education. He did an apprenticeship with a candy company in Lancaster. After four years, he struck out on his own, establishing a candy company in Philadelphia. It didn’t last long. He made two other attempts, one in Chicago and one in New York. Like the first attempt, these …
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The easy way or the hard way

Of course I work hard. Why shouldn’t I? Who am I to think I should get things the easy way? Judy Holliday 1921 – 1965 We’ve all seen movies and TV shows where a character says, “We can do this the easy way, or we can do it the hard way.” The implication of the statement is clear: anyone would prefer to do things the easy way. It’s human nature to want to find the easiest solution, the one that requires the least amount of effort or pain. But in real life, the choices aren’t always clear-cut. In fact, what looks like …
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