To Be Joyful Is To Be Contrarian

We should seek out that which genuinely excites us, not that which simply gets us by. There is more to life than calculated practicality. In fact, it could be argued that a life lived based on practicality alone is a life not lived at all. Sometimes it is necessary to run away from that which…

Preference Beyond Choice

That which others are passionate about may feel totally hollow and empty to us, but that does not mean we cannot enthusiastically support their passion. We are not all the same. We do not all enjoy and value the same things, the same activities, the same music, the same movies, the same art, the same…

Focus On That Which You Actively Avoid

Procrastination will get you nowhere and it will take a long time to get there. If we are honest with ourselves from day to day, we know what we must do for the betterment of our lives. We know what we want to do, how we want to spend our time, who we want to…

Skill Does Not Equate To Purpose

Just because you are good at something, perhaps even better at that thing than everyone else around you, does not mean that it is your true calling. Sometimes we find ourselves in a position of responsibility based solely on a set of skills that we posses. We may even find ourselves in this position simply…

The Clues of Essence (A Child’s Passion)

If we pay no attention to the things our children are passionate about, they may pay no attention to those things as well. Our children are more than what we teach and shape them to be. There is some unique essence within them that is always trying to express itself. Our job, as parents, is…