Conservation of Energy

Don’t mistake activity with achievement

John Wooden

Energy is vital to human life. We recharge our batteries through two main activities: sleeping and eating. Sleep refreshes us mentally while food recharges us physically. Without an adequate amount of either, we end up unmotivated and too lethargic to do anything. Oddly enough, if we get too much of either, we also run into the same problems.

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The Ideal Steal

Trouble brews when we steal from the poor and give to the rich.

Robert Kiyosaki

Disney’s animated version of Robin Hood was a vestigial part of my childhood. I watched the VHS many times, humming and singing along with the musical numbers. Decades later, I’m discovering the wisdom hidden in that film.

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Compassion

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

One of the very first books I’ve read by the current Dalai Lama was “The Art of Happiness.” This book repeatedly reinforced the notion that happiness comes down to a state of mind. It’s not something that happens passively like aging, nor is it something you can catch, like a butterfly in a net. Happiness must be grown and cultivated internally through compassion.

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