More wonderful books for personal progress

Continuing this idea that good books provide perspective that can be used to challenge existing beliefs and grow as a person, one might inquire as to what constitutes a good book. Last month I offered some insight related to this when I wrote that the first step to becoming cultured is to start reading great … Continue reading More wonderful books for personal progress

Sacrifice

It's unfortunate, the sacrifices that must be made to succeed. Usually, it's not seeing someone we love. Sometimes it's our health. We can't take care of ourselves like we'd like to because we have to finish something to meet a deadline. These sacrifices are hard. But, these sacrifices are temporary. Keep going. It'll be okay … Continue reading Sacrifice

More on being yourself by Ralph Waldo Emerson from Self-Reliance

E.E. Cummings said, "To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." This is a common theme throughout history; the greatest thinkers have praised originality. This is a concept worth continuing a … Continue reading More on being yourself by Ralph Waldo Emerson from Self-Reliance

A Poet’s Advice to Students – Prose by E.E. Cummings about what it means to be yourself

So, if you didn't know, E.E. Cummings is delightful. His words have this strange way of making you feel warm and wonderful inside. It's probably because he's a hoper, and hopers inspire. This is prose. It's a poetic narrative but not a poem. It's about the power of feeling feelings and how feeling feelings is … Continue reading A Poet’s Advice to Students – Prose by E.E. Cummings about what it means to be yourself