Fake News

One of my favorite quotes comes from the late, great Eleanor Roosevelt:

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Something that I feel has become endemic in our society is our interminable need to fill our dialogue with events and people.

While the blame ultimately lies on each and every one of us individually, it doesn’t help that we are taking in information in a manner completely distinct from the entirety of human history.

The 24 hour news-cycle that we have grown accustomed to, especially in the last decade, is predicated less on the foundation of truth and the dissemination of broad view-points than it is on flooding us with click-bate, talking-points, and sound-bites that can be easily digested, propagated, and thus converted into ad revenue for the top media corporations.

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Morning Rituals For Success

057How many people do you know (including yourself) that actually enjoy living?

Seriously.

Think about this.

How many people do you know that greet you with a warm smile and make eye contact?

How many folks do you come across that ask about your day, and actually listen to what you are saying?

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Don’t Be Like Everyone Else

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Mediocrity and Unhappiness.

It would seem as if the two go hand in hand.

There are too many of us out there just “getting by,” not living life up to it’s full potential.

In my opinion, the problem with most people is that they are content with just being average.

The problem with that is that they really aren’t at all that satisfied.

Deep down inside they are miserable.

You can see it on their faces and in their actions.

At some point in their lives, they settled; they gave up on themselves.

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