Boiled frog

How we live our days is how we live our life. Annie Dillard 1945 – If you placed a live frog in a pot of boiling water, the frog would do everything it could to escape; it would be instantly aware of the danger of staying in the pot. But if you place a frog in a pot of lukewarm water and gradually increase the temperature, the frog won’t try to get away. The change is so gradual that the frog won’t react until it’s too late. (Note: please don’t try either option at home, or anywhere else, for that …
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The scariest thought

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Viktor E. Frankl 1905 – 1997 What’s your scariest thought? Think about that for a minute. What frightens you the most? Right now, a significant percent of the U.S. population might say their greatest fear is Donald Trump being elected President; another segment of the population would say the same about Hillary Clinton. Some would say terrorism or gun violence frightens them most, while others fear being unable to support …
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Keeping perspective

Perspective gives us the ability to accurately contrast the large with the small, and the important with the less important. Without it we are lost in a world where all ideas, news, and information look the same. We cannot differentiate, we cannot prioritize, and we cannot make good choices. John Sununu 1964 – As I’ve grown older, I’ve noticed how some things that were once important to me just don’t seem that earth shaking any more. I try to keep things in perspective – to focus on what’s truly significant – and let the trivial things go. For instance, it no …
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