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His Personal Power

Glen was an emotionally withdrawn teen because he was often teased for his squeaky voice and long legs. He classified himself as “mid-tier” between cool and untouchable according to his school’s hierarchy. His social skills were weak to non-existent, but … Continue reading

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Great

We live in an ego-centric culture. We’re encouraged to be hyper-ambitious and become uber-successful with fame and popularity major parts in the mix. There is an obsession to reach the pinnacle of greatness as soon as possible so we can … Continue reading

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Ego Tripping

The Leo male is the “King of the Zodiac”. The Leo manages to find himself in the limelight more frequently than not. The way to infuriate the Leo is to snub him. The Leo’s main attribute and also his biggest … Continue reading

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Being Real

“We’re fond of thinking we’re the bee’s knees, aren’t we?” Jonathon’s question was more commentary than query, so I simply flashed my friend a mischievous grin. Without any pre-planning nor consultation with each other, both of us had dressed ourselves … Continue reading

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Such Folly

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.”–the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton If we judge the modern world … Continue reading

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Hubris and Humility

While flipping through some old papers the other day, I stumbled across a quotation by the esteemed Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, that caused me to stop and ponder life for awhile.  “We come nearest to the great when we are … Continue reading

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