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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XIV

“The essence of truest kindness lies in the grace with which it is performed. Some men seem to discount all gratitude, almost make it impossible, by the way in which they grant favors. They make you feel so small, so … Continue reading

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Self-righteousness: A Destructive Force

One of the most destructive forces on earth is self-righteousness. I daresay that self-righteousness has turned more people away from righteousness than any other vice. You’ve no doubt encountered it along the way: the holier-than-thou, hypocritically pious and smug expression of someone who … Continue reading

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This Time is Different

I read an interested op-ed piece in the New York Times today written by Thomas Friedman, called “This Time is Different.” (full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/opinion/13friedman.html?src=me&ref=homepage) Friedman began with a letter from a friend of his who works in the Pentagon. The … Continue reading

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