Holding on to money is more difficult than making money. Money in your hand is slippery, and very difficult to grasp. Have you ever experienced this phenomena? Read the stories of lottery winners. Read the sad stories of common people suddenly getting massive windfalls. The vast majority of lottery winners go bankrupt in a few […]
Time and eternity are related concepts but different. They are not, as many believe, opposite sides of the same coin, so to speak. So we naturally ask ourselves: how can we define these concepts? If you have ever thought about it, you realize everything we understand is because we understand its opposite. What is cold? […]
To the average person, living a blameless life is a fantasy. Everyone knows his or her faults – there’s no getting around it. If we meet someone who claims perfection, we are inclined to think they may have mental issues.
There’s a lot of competing voices beckoning us to listen. First, we have the opinions of our family and friends. We’ve got our coworkers and bosses. And then just look at the media: ads everywhere on the Internet, TV, radio, magazines, newsletters…it’s endless. Cram all of this together in our heads day and night and […]
Ever heard the saying, “Flattery will get you nowhere.”? I think whoever wrote that aphorism was likely thinking of the long term effects of flattery. In the short term, flattery can give some advantage…sometimes. There is a kind of guy who loves to flatter. He will take any and every opportunity to sugar-coat his words […]