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Can we always trust our perception?

We all have experiences and those experiences are what our brains use to fill in the blanks of our reality. There are things in our perception that we don’t see and our brains use our past experiences to fill in the blanks. For example, have you ever mistakenly thought you saw someone you knew only to find

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Cutting Room Floor

One of my favorite things that came out of the stay at home order is that movie directors held watch parties of their movies and revealed behind the scenes details. Some of those details revealed ideas that could have made it into the movie but didn’t. This is a great reminder that not all ideas are good

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Starving an Appetite

I recently made a lifestyle choice to lose some weight and the program I chose focused less on what I did and more about how I thought about what I did. I ate less for different reasons than before and this has not only diminished my appetite, but gave me an appetite for new things. Now when

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Calling Bad Good

Embracing our darkness and redirecting it is not in any way calling the worst of us acceptable. When we hate people we are wrong, but hate is a part of human nature and when it is aimed at things that should be hated, then it is redeemed for its purpose. Hate motivates us to act against something.

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Judgement Deceives

Life is easier when it’s good guys versus bad guys. It’s even easier when we see ourselves as one of the good guys and everyone who is different as one of the bad guys. When we look at the darkness of others in judgement, we often do so because of the harsh judgement we have of ourselves.

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Both Are True

I am convinced that very little of the evil in the world is done by purely evil people. They exist but they are rare. Like a lion or bear that preys on our children, we tend to track down the most evil among us because they are obviously dangerous. That leaves a lot of evil in the

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Focused Passion

Distractions are inevitable and since we only ever do what we care about, it makes sense that we focus more when we care more. This is always true for children. Why is it that a child who can focus on a video game for hours but can’t focus on a teacher gets referred to be tested for

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New Found Confidence

Nowadays too many academic tests are watered down thanks to the self esteem movement of the 1990’s. An entire generation was raised without being truly tested and therefore they are not prepared for life tests because they do not know if they can endure something harsh. Do you even want to know what you can do? What

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Doors locked? Move on to the next one.

There are a lot of needs being discovered right now. We have to choose who we can help because the scale and scope of the impact of this COVID-19 situation is global. Any bigger and Mars would be affected. It is important to help those who actually want help. Teams cannot spend precious resources of time and

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