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Ropes. . .
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Ropes. . .

Mar 31, 2021 by

When walking through an elephant camp, a man noticed that the elephants were only secured with a small rope that was tied around one ankle. He wondered why the elephants didn’t break free from the rope, as the elephants were certainly strong enough to do so.

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Rocks, Pebbles, Sand. . .
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Rocks, Pebbles, Sand. . .

Mar 30, 2021 by

A philosophy professor once stood up before his class with a large empty mayonnaise jar. He filled the jar to the top with large rocks and asked his students if the jar was full.

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Closer Than You Think. . .
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During the gold rush, a man who had been mining in Colorado for several months tossed in the towel and quit his pursuit, as he hadn’t struck gold yet and the work was becoming tiresome.

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Small Things. . .
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Small Things. . .

Mar 26, 2021 by

Look, life’s not always pretty. And we tend to overemphasize the bad times. When we experience a setback or negativity, we blow it up in our minds. “This is the worst thing ever.” Think about it. Is it really? Or is there a way you can improve your life situation? Because that’s how I like to look at it.

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Three Thoughts. . .
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Three Thoughts. . .

Mar 25, 2021 by

How does one live well? It’s a question that our fellow human beings have been pondering for centuries. Out of that simple question, many philosophies and religions have been born. But no philosophy does a better job of explaining the ideas for living well in a practical way than Stoicism. The Emperor-Philosopher Marcus Aurelius, once the most powerful man on earth, was also a practitioner of Stoicism.

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