A More Noble Life

There is, from within, whether or not you can understand it or recognize just what it is or where it comes from, the urge toward a more noble life: the urge toward understanding your purpose here, why you came, what your particularized capacities are. There is an urge toward the realization of that which YOU, …

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Inequality: the root of all evil?

Is inequality truly the root of all evil? There is a concerted push in mass consciousness along these lines, i.e., towards a society that promises and delivers equality of outcomes. A giant, cultural, historical and linguistic eraser is slowly the dividing lines between male and female, rich and poor, white and black, to name a …

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If jobs were pointless…can you say, “meow?”

If jobs were pointless, what would you do? The question seems a little absurd, but the rapidly advancing capabilities of AI would seem to indicate that it is a very real, and not too distant, possibility. How would you occupy your time creatively? What would motivate you if working for a living we’re not longer …

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Falling Asleep in Relation to Higher Purpose

“The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.” ~ Marc Chagall There is a tremendously …

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Is it a pleasure being you?

“I think I'll be" by C.O. Burleson I think I’ll be a cloud this day anewThrough which the sun its warming rays shall passAnd cast its light upon each blade of grassThat glistens with refreshing morning dew;Or should I be a bird with out-stretched wingThat glides along and then at once soars highCreating graceful figures …

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Are you stuck, feeling like you’re getting nowhere? Consider this.

Personal progress is a common side-effect of doing something for others. When you feel like you’re getting nowhere, whether it is writer’s block or a general pattern of frustration about your life at the moment, the best remedy just might be serving another in some unexpected and impromptu way. Such frustrations in life have a …

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Lofty Duties

“Time Misspent” by Sir Aubrey de Vere (Hunt and Lee, comps. The Book of the Sonnet, 1867) There is no remedy for time misspent;No healing for the waste of idleness,Whose very languor is a punishmentHeavier than active souls can feel or guess.O hours of indolence and discontent,Not now to be redeemed! ye sting not less,Because …

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Fidelity to a Worthy Purpose

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." - Helen Keller There are a great many purposes to which you can dedicate your life. Some purposes will prove to broaden the scope of human achievement while others will bring …

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