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Dirt

The National Enquirer was founded in 1926 as a legitimate news source, but subscriptions didn’t take off until the late 1950’s when the publication morphed into a sensational tabloid. It seemed The Enquirer had found it’s niche.

Why is there an appetite for getting the dirt on famous people’s lives? They are just like you and me with families, friends, struggles, successes and heartache. Perhaps we like to focus on the lives of others so we don’t have to look at ourselves. Or maybe we empathize with their plight and realize, they are just like us.

Introspection is the difficult, but worthwhile way to go. Leave the lives of others alone, and keep the focus on building your life…

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The Other Side

We believe things. When I was a child, I believed in Santa Claus. In some ways I still believe Santa is real. I know gravity and eternal life are real, even though I can’t see them.

But what about our staunchly held opinions? What happens to our beliefs when facts show them to be wrong or misguided? To be open minded, it’s good and necessary to explore the other side of an issue. Be willing to let go of your beliefs if evidence is presented to the contrary…

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Satiety

Satiety means you have had enough. If someone you know is treating you rudely, or abusively, or any other wrong behavior, you will eventually hit your satiety point with them.

Conversely, when someone treats you well, with loving kindness, you want more.

Spend your time with those who enrich your life, not the ones who aren’t good for you…

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Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. Every day. There’s even a series of books for “dummies” that are designed to keep us from making mistakes when we are learning something new!

Our past mistakes or the fear of making a mistake shouldn’t prevent us from trying and learning new things. They are part of the process.

When was the last time you tried something new? Why not make it today…

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Stories

We assume things. For example, when we meet someone who reminds us of someone else, we have a tendency to treat them like the other person they remind us of. This is called projection, and it’s not right or fair. Each person needs to be considered individually for who they are.

Don’t get caught up in the stories we tell ourselves. You might miss something…

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Unreachable

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, but realize you aren’t getting through to them?

There’s a handful of reasons for this. Maybe they have an inflated ego, and really don’t care what anyone else has to say. Or perhaps there is something going on in their lives that has taken all their energy.

If it’s ego, stop trying and walk away. If it is a distraction, show compassion and listen…

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