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Empty Success

After the Dallas Cowboys had won the Super Bowl, Tom Landry made this observation. "The overwhelming emotion--in a few days, among the players on ...


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Training for Failure

The increase of suicides, alcoholics, and even some forms of nervous breakdowns is evidence that many people are training for success when they should ...


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Later Never Comes

For weeks after my last operation [for cancer] -- frail and without energy, sleeping 10 hours--I looked in my house at all the books I had not read and ...


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When a Door Closes

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for ...


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Christmas Without Santa

I'm not sure anyone can experience what Christmas really means without confronting that sense of lost innocence and the potential for disillusionment ...


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Life Today Is Overrated

I think we have lost the old knowledge that happiness is overrated--that, in a way, life is overrated. We have lost somehow a sense of mystery--about ...


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Where Are the Happy People?

Not long ago, as I was talking with one of my teenage sons, he recounted an experience he had on a commuter train outside of New York City. It seems he ...


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The Cause of Disillusionment

Dr. Jerome Frank at Johns Hopkins talks about our "assumptive world." What he means is that all of us make assumptions about life about God, ...


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Disappointment in America

The main emotion of the adult American who has had all the advantages of wealth, education, and culture is disappointment.


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New Tomorrows

Some people have simply stopped expecting. They have accumulated enough of life's disappointments to become afraid to dream, to reach, to stretch, ...


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