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If People Would Behave Decently, The World Would Be Decent!

Charles Dickens is quoted as saying: “If men would behave decently, the world would be decent.” This is so true! If we want to see a change in the world, it starts with each one of us behaving decently. When we are kind, compassionate, and respectful to others, we set the tone for how we […]

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Why Do People Keep Insisting On Dissenting From Me?

I just don’t understand why people keep insisting on dissenting from me. It’s really quite frustrating and annoying. But I suppose I’ll just have to deal with it because it’s not like I’m ever wrong about anything. 🤔 😉 Dissenting is expressing disagreement with or opposing an opinion, view, or att

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Breaking Out of the Cycle of Lazy Thinking – A Dog Story

It’s easy to fall back on repetition and patterns. We all do it, especially when we’re tired or stressed. After all, it’s a lot easier to keep doing what we’ve always done than to try something new. But there’s a downside to relying too much on repetition and patterns: lazy thinking. When we rely to

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Hope or Cynicism: Which is the Right Outlook for the Future?

Hope or cynicism? This is a question that has been debated for centuries, and there is no simple answer. Some people believe that hope is the key to a bright future, while others feel that cynicism and pessimism are more realistic. Hope gives us the strength to face challenges head-on and to keep mo

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Imagining a Better Future: Keys to Human Progress

Playing it safe will lead to the decay of human progress. The way to a great future is through innovation and creativity. This may sound like something from the dawn of time, but it has never been more true in today’s world. Innovation and creativity are at the heart of our economic recovery, our en

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Paying It Forward With Random Acts of Kindness

I began my tech career in a factory in Evansville, IN as the sole “geek” living in a condemned (yes—condemned) apartment building for $50.00 a month with my wife, who was finishing her nursing degree. How things have changed from that humble beginning. When I look back on my career and where it has

A calendar showing Feb 17 as Random Act of Kindness Day as part of the Paying It Forward movement
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Sharing is Caring – So Share Your Idea!

One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is convincing ourselves that our ideas are unique and ours alone. We rationalize keeping our ideas to ourselves because we are afraid that others will steal them, or worst—we believe our ideas aren’t good enough. Our ideas are precious, but they aren’t tha

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Don’t Play Follow The Leader With Your Career

Why do so many people believe they can become successful simply by copying what successful people do? Identifying a role model and then playing follow the leader is an age-old habit of looking for “shortcuts” to success. Why? Are They Smarter?   Many people believe their role models are successful b

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Ideas Are Not Innovations!

Ideas inspire people to change how we do the things we do. But ideas by themselves are just an inkling of what could be. Ideas that remain ideas forever eventually become ideas of the past, things we once thought could change the world. But never did. No one ever changed the world by just thinking [

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Ideas Have The Power To Change The World – For Good and For Bad

Ideas have power. They can change the world. They can open new windows of opportunity and inspire us to do things that we never thought possible. Ideas transform our perception of what is possible and inspire us to push on when we feel like giving up. Success can be just around the corner with one [

Ideas are powerful. They can change the world, they can open new windows of opportunity and inspire us to do things that we n