What We Leave Behind…

If I’m blessed enough to have children I want to leave behind a better world for my children than I lived in;

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If I’m blessed enough to have children I want to leave behind a better world for my children than I lived in; a world where people are free and without debt, and fear, anxiety, and paranoia about their lives and their futures; a world without conspiracies from above, where we all get along, can live in peace, and have enough to share with our friends and families.

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The Paradox of Our Age

We have bigger houses but smaller families;

more conveniences, but less time;

We have bigger houses but smaller families;

more conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;

more knowledge, but less judgment;

more experts, but more problems;

more medicines, but less healthiness;

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,

but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We build more computers to hold more

information to produce more copies than ever,

but have less communication;

We have become long on quantity,

but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods

but slow digestion;

Tall man but short character;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It’s a time when there is much in the window,

but nothing in the room.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Meditations from Marcus Aurelius

“Keep this thought handy when you feel a fit of rage coming on–it isn’t so manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn’t give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance–unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.” –Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 11.18.5b