Identity

The saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a lie. Words have the power to build or destroy. Words have the ability to open people to possibility or close them off. Words matter, and they matter most when they are used by people we care about and...
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“One’s purpose is often hidden. Often we do not have the slightest idea what we are, until we become it.”12 That is author Kevin Tobia’s paraphrase of something Nietzsche wrote. I don’t completely agree, but it begs the larger question of what makes us, us. In his article titled “Change Becomes You,” Tobia raises some...
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Nobody showed you how to live? Me either Get a steady job, couple kids Act decent But I’ve been on a ten-speed thinking about the time as the sun sets Like, what would I do different if I hit rewind and did it again? These lyrics in a song by K.Flay called “Dreamers” had me...
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” (1916), Robert Frost is confronted with two paths in the woods that appear similar, and he chooses to walk down one (maybe the more challenging),...
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I am a huge fan of lists—if they are lists of things that need to get done. It gives me great satisfaction to cross things off as they are completed. I am not a fan of lists that give “x” steps to “y.” Steps you should take, things to avoid, habits to make—lists that tend...
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