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Experiences are transformed and become capabilities, skills and talents

The way in which the experiences here on earth are processed, is such that only a very small portion of these experiences are retained; every ability one acquires needs much more than what is retained in the end. 180 more words


Stops and starts

Photo, Start Something by Martino Sabia, is courtesy of Creative Commons, https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezu/23570999.

Nature is filled with stops and starts that just happen, without any effort or coaxing from human beings.

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Motivation And Inspiration

“Develop the virtues and talents with which every child is endowed”

From Rise of the Meritocracy*, by Michael Young:

“In the light of this approach sought to give a new meaning to equality of opportunity.

“ should not mean equal opportunity  to rise up in the social scale, but equal opportunity for all people, irrespective of their ‘intelligence’, to develop the virtues and talents with which they are endowed, all their capacities for appreciating the beauty and depth of human experience, all their potential for living life to the full. 181 more words


The Benefits of Failure

Tuesday March 3, 2015 #704

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

~Dalai Lama

No matter your skills and capabilities, or your well-laid plans, you can never avoid all failures.  70 more words


Making Dents

Thursday February 26, 2015 #703

“The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.”


There are many times when it may feel like the world is conspiring against you and everything seems so difficult.  71 more words

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Learning From Our Mistakes

Tuesday February 17, 2015 #701

 “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”

 ~James Joyce

 Rather than focusing on avoiding mistakes, which are inevitable for anyone trying to push themselves to achieve their dreams, to challenge their capabilities, and to explore possibilities, the real value-add activity is to use mistakes to learn.  60 more words

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On Family and Capabilities

So, I have been thinking on this for a while. The longer that I think about it, the madder I get. It’s the family member who wants everyone to fit into their little boxes. 826 more words