Trust is difficult. Once trust is broken, it can be nearly impossible to learn to trust again. This opens up two challenges: knowing how to deal with people who refuse to trust and knowing who it actually was who truly, really, broke trust in the first place.
On the matter of dealing with someone with trust issues, it’s best to not compound the problem. Even the smallest thing can trigger an avalanche of self-justification for why that person shouldn’t trust you. Patience is your best bet. On relearning trust, admitting the challenge and accepting friendship are the first two steps. · · · →
America, as founded by the Pilgrims, began with the idea that all people can learn because all homes can teach. The early colonies were the first society with widespread literacy and critical thought. Somewhere along the line, we decided that learning outside the home was better. We shipped off the kids and went about our business. Learning was no longer a shared responsibility of the family.
Public education brought the benefit of reaching uneducated classes. But, we grew dependent on a crutch. Pilgrim home learning was made possible by the press. With Internet, learning might be able to return home. · · · →
Those small, flash moments show our true character. Sometimes they prove us worthy. Other times they show us how to improve. After we’ve grown for a while, it can become difficult to find new ways to be better people. All you need is a surprise moment of rage to uncover your next weakness to address.
So, those moments really serve a dual purpose. You’re bound to get something out of how you respond in the heat of the moment. We can take steps to get our minds right, by not mulling over negativity. But, surprises will take us by surprise. · · · →
One of the secret sources of power is “not wasting”. We waste our energy in many ways, and one of them is talking too much. You know those people who rarely say a word and rarely enjoy jabber mouths? There is a reason they think that way.
When we share our feelings, it releases an inner energy. Call it “chi”; call it “willpower”. Sharing our feelings un-dams the river clogged up inside. But, do you want to release all that potential power? Keeping our thoughts to ourselves isn’t always a refusal to accept love. Sometimes, it’s just about turning turbines. · · · →