A World Of Opportunity

Simply because you agree with something does not mean it is right. One of the great tragedies of our modern age is the ease with which we are able to find others, often masses of perfect strangers, who agree with us when we are wrong. In the past, humans were confined by geography and technology…

Loving Action (Father’s Day)

Being around is not the same as being present. Love, if it is not some hollow sentiment, is inextricably tied to duty. Love is a promise that requires action in order to be demonstrated, proven, and fulfilled. Love’s claim is a debt owed. It is a pledge of time, both in quantity and quality. It…

Love Is Not Always Convenient

Maturity is the ability to love even when it is inconvenient. As children, our capacity for love is directly tied to our needs and desires. We love those who care for us, who nurture us, and who feed, clothe, and play with us. When our needs or desires are threatened, we amplify or withdraw our…

The Balance Of Give And Take

Some people are natural givers and others are natural takers, but both extremes can be equally destructive if not properly balanced with their opposite. When we describe someone as a taker, a person who is uncompromisingly selfish and who demands more of a relationship than he or she is willing to give back to it,…

Creating A Sustainable Definition Of Success

If our success is contingent upon climbing someone else’s ladder, what happens to us if the ladder breaks, gets stolen, or sold whilst we are mid-climb? When we really think about it, relying on other people’s definitions of success is not sustainable. It is a moving target. If we rely on others to define success…