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The Uncomfortable Truth

How do we deal with cardinal sins and venial sins? Do we take all accusations seriously?  There are people today, and you can't make this up, who want to ban Gone with the Wind. They feel as though the movie and the book portray stereotypical and horrible racial traits. But, a lot of art portrays what

There is no direct correlation between success and happiness, at least in the Pacific.  Many of the residents of Fiji don't have glass in their windows and don't have doors in their doorways. And yet, these are among the happiest people I've ever met. Why?

Don't default to believing others are damaged or they'll think the same of you.  What we need is trust, because we want others to trust us. But, if you start from the position of believing others are damaged, you'll be hard-pressed to establish any meaningful connection.

Why we shouldn't be applying contemporary beliefs to historical events and we'd be a lot lighter if we put the stones down.  Yesterday had its standards and beliefs. Today has its own. We could avoid a lot of the suffering and needless disputes in society if we stopped applying today's standards to yesterday's events.