Who do you believe?

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948 From time to time, we all encounter difficult problems. When we’re weighing choices that will significantly impact our future, you’d think that we’d seek out and follow the best advice available. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen; there are a couple of traps that often snag us. The first pitfall is overestimating our own abilities. To illustrate, let me tell you about a study conducted in 1997 by U.S. …
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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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Believe it or not

Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders… But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. Buddha 563 – 483 B.C. Your beliefs have a significant impact on your view of the world and the way you see yourself fitting into that world. So from time to time, I think it’s important that we all take a look at our core beliefs and consider their origins. My question to …
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