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Trains and Other Lullabies sleep stories

Trains and Other Lullabies

As a child, I was nightly lulled to sleep by the distant bellowing of the local train. There was something about that sound that always comforted me. Perhaps it was the idea of this mysterious but non...
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Extraordinary philosophy stories

Extraordinary

Should we strive to be extraordinary?
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Influences influences stories

Influences

We tend to consider ourselves discerning and selective beings, but we adopt suggestions and are influenced far more than we are willing to admit. Who and what are your influences?
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Survival survival stories

Survival

Everyone we see before us is surviving something, some loss, some anxiety, or some hardship real or imagined...
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One Block at a Time philosophy stories

One Block at a Time

If there exists the concept of death by a thousand cuts then there must also exist the idea of life by a thousand building blocks. Every action, every word, every thought we have matters...
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New is Beautiful philosophy stories

New is Beautiful

New is beautiful, so we often allow our emotions to sweep us along with the new, the novel, and the unfamiliar. It does not take long for us to abandon our ardor, so fickle and inconstant are we...
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Rebound anger stories

Rebound

The people we surround ourselves with become a sounding board for our own behaviors and attitudes. If we project anger, then that anger will move outward with a force on to those around us, it may be ...
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Kindness kindness stories

Kindness

True kindness is not being pleasant when everyone is being pleasant. It is a conscious effort to remain friendly, gentle, considerate when others are behaving at their worst.
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Decisions decisions stories

Decisions

Our most important decisions will not be served up with clear-cut, obvious choices. We must consider our values, priorities, conscience, and seek guidance from trusted sources. We should not be concer...
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Examples education stories

Examples

The most impactful education is through example. We have the greatest influence not by seeking to control others, convincing others of our importance, or through eloquent argument or debate,
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