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Author Gore Vidal's Advice on How to Resolve Conflicts
The controversial American author Gore Vidal had a clear and simple solution for dealing with conflicts. He said, "There is not one human problem that ...
Some History Behind "I Am the Captain of My Soul"
In 1875 a British poet named William Ernest Henley published a short poem that expressed one way to cope with life's circumstances. The poem, called "Invictus," ...
People Don't Change, Even After Heart Surgery
An article from the magazine Fast Company began with the following paragraph:
Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? What if a well-informed, ...
Musical Artists Clash Over a Tiny Musical Piece
In October, 2011, The New York Times ran an article about two musical giants whose longtime relationship unraveled over a tiny piece of music. Helene ...
Humility Tears Down the Fortress of Pride
Ego builds a cardboard fortress that humility must, every day, tear down.
Book Explores Our Pattern of Self-Justification
The authors of the book Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) argue that our tendency to justify our actions is more powerful and deceptive than an explicit ...
Two Philosophers Admit That They Did Not Want to Believe
In his article titled "Unreasonable Doubt," Jim Spiegel quotes two contemporary philosophers who have resisted belief in God for personal and not just ...
Young Boy Ignores His Father's Voice
Lee Eclov shares the following true story about a conversation between Max, a first grader in Lee's congregation, and Max's dad, Todd.
Dad: Max! Why didn't ...
Visually Impaired Woman Ignores Her Guide Dog
In his book Resolving Everyday Conflict, Ken Sande tells about observing a visually impaired woman who resisted the repeated warnings of her loyal and ...
Overconfident Naval Officer Loses His Way in the Fog
During a 1923 training exercise, a naval destroyer called the USS Delphy led a flotilla of seven vessels down the California coast. The USS Delphy was ...