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Like millions of others, I yearn for the day when society can resume some semblance of peacefulness. The protracted struggles between various political and religious factions do nothing constructive for humanity and the world. One would hope that since we’re … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts About Competition

Conflict and competition are inevitable in humans from childhood onwards. This is just an aspect of our biological nature. Competition may arise in the form of sibling rivalry, or conflict among pupils in the classroom. Competition for higher grades and … Continue reading

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Cohesive (Op-Ed)

We can assemble a staff of the most skillful technicians and office staffers as far as their talent and training are concerned, but if they are unable to work together they will not be as effective as technicians and staffers … Continue reading

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If we’re so fortunate to have attained a reasonable level of happiness and success, it is probable that we will be challenged by some people who are envious or feel threatened by us. We worked our rear-ends off to get … Continue reading

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Observing Conflict

The two grey, stray tabby cats are licking some sort of substance off of the street. Perhaps it is spilled flavored coffee or food that had been dropped by one of my neighbors’ visitors. There is one young couple in … Continue reading

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More Peace

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only … Continue reading

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To Win At All Costs

The desire to prevail in disputes and disagreements is natural. This urge is often exploited to favorable effect in athletic contests and warfare. The compulsion to win at all costs takes on more nuanced value when it comes to interpersonal … Continue reading

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