Category Archives: Essays

The danger of “good intentions”

Sometimes, the greatest obstacle to making good decisions is the belief that you are making a good decision. Specifically, when we believe we have “good intentions”, we automatically believe the concept and actions we choose to carry out that intention … Continue reading

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The battle of diagnosing

If the doctor gives you the wrong diagnosis, and then the wrong prescription, no amount of commitment and sincerity in consistently taking the recommended dosage will be of any value, for all efforts will be absolutely useless to addressing and … Continue reading

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Benefit of the doubt…give it up!

Contrary to popular thinking, I have found the first step to truly embarking on the path of upward ascent is embraced in the following exhortation: “Relinquish ALL benefit of the doubt you give yourself”. It sounds easy, but requires a … Continue reading

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The child and the father

A child is poor, without delight. Seeing its wretchedness, the father loans the child money to buy some sweets and start a candy stand…with terms of repayment. The child buys sweets and then returns to the father. Extending coinage to … Continue reading

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Kindness

Yesterday eventide, a thought afflated me that opened up vistas about the word “kindness”. Kindness = the state or quality of being kind Kind = a benevolent disposition Kind = nature or disposition of a particular group Etymologically, both derive … Continue reading

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It is sweet-sounding, but is it true?

Quickly, with the speed and ferocity of lightning, let us bring something to light and put it to rest. I just watched a video that, in different words, implied the victimhood of people through being born in certain adverse circumstances. … Continue reading

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Falling “in love”

Why the fascination with falling “in love”? Give me a break, right? Yeah, but hear me out! Let me ask the question a different way: why the fascination with cooked food? Still don’t get it? Think of meat, rice, and … Continue reading

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Lying and deceit

Lying and deceit is a form of control, and control is a form of fear. When we lie, it is because there is an outcome we are trying to control. For by controlling the perception of what another believes, we … Continue reading

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The need for Divine intervention

Amid the turmoil in the world today, when we are horrified and aghast, we sometimes look upward and ask for Divine intervention. This is understandable. But I urge you to consider the following: Sometimes what appears to be chaos is … Continue reading

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About the word of the day: “deciduous”

The Dictionary word of the day “deciduous”, made an impression on me that triggered a panoply of thoughts. Anytime you see a word, try finding the base word by removing the Latin suffix or affix. Here the suffix is “ous” … Continue reading

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