I was online, chatting with my sister about who we had admired when we were kids.
She messaged, “I remember when I was in junior high, high school, I always picked out someone I admired and stared at them a lot. 61 more words
I’ve noted on several occasions that my family did not participate in Hallmark Holidays; Mom was resolute about Mothers Day (“So what about the other 364 days of the year?”) and Dad was not sentimental nor much aware of Fathers Day, so my siblings and I got off easily most of the time. 405 more words
We human beings have a tendency for hero worship. We look at someone we see as ‘above’ us, and we give them our power. ‘If only I could be that great!’ ‘If only I were him!’ ‘My life would be great!’, or: ‘I need this person to be XYZ!’, In the following passage from Thomas Merton’s ‘The Way of Chuang Tzu,’ a book very precious to me, Chin Shih explores the potential imbalance in emotion and attachment to perceived ‘leaders.’ 302 more words
By David Ramírez
I do no watch sport events on television, much less attend one—unless it was for a social gesture, which is rare I would accept. 1,902 more words