Savoring Scarcity

“Daddy, I eat my cereal with a small spoon so that I can enjoy it more.”—My daughter Quite often, having more of what we enjoy most is either impossible or impractical. If we cannot have more, we must find ways to enjoy it more. This is true for many of the small things in life…

Focusing On Our Goals (For Our Tribe)

Our actions should support our goals, but our goals should support our community. It is important to have clarity with regards to our personal goals and to shape our lives in such a way that we are working toward them, not against them. As we become more focused on what we want to achieve, we…

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…

Compassion For The Selfish

Before we judge a person for their selfish beliefs and behavior, we should consider the bigger picture of their support system or lack thereof. Some people are only out for themselves, looking at every situation and interaction from the perspective of personal benefit or personal loss, and never from what is best or even good…

Passion Makes Us Porous

“I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front ‘cause it’s the people that front, they be pulling stunts.”—Gary E. Grice, aka GZA Proximity does not imply connection. Just because someone stands next to us does not mean that they share our moral, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs, and it certainly does not mean that…