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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

You are not so 'special' after all

Having grown up in a world in which Mr. Rodgers told me how special I was five days a week and anxiety ridden parents demand and command that their children be played more in Little League and soccer practice—a world where everyone gets a trophy for just showing up to play, the following speech is the refreshing drink of water some of us have been waiting for for the past 20 years.

Watch as a veteran high school English teacher tells his students so proudly graduating high school that they are not as special as they are so often told. In fact he says, one in a million means that there are around 7,000 people just like them. Instead, he suggests to find a way to make an impact regardless of what numbers of people might be feeling every bit as special as you on any given day.

Roll on!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

George Carlin solves homelessness in ten minutes

George Carlin, master of comedic cacophony and effortless alliteration waxes poetic about solutions to homelessness. Among these: changing the name to "houselessness" and foregoing what he calls a useless elitist sport of golf (and until the Tiger Woods era according to Ol' Georgie, a racist sport that takes up entirely too much time and land—hundreds of acres of which, says Carlin, could be used to house the homeless). 'Tis a novel idea if I've ever heard one in my near-32 years on this spinning orb we call Earth.

Roll on!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Focus on what you DO want

Motivational Thought: Never focus on what you lack, what you fear or what you don't want in hopes to get rid of it. You won't. Rather, stay on course to thinking about what you're grateful for and what you would most love to have, to be, etc. The mind doesn't understand otherwise. It hones in on what you put into it.

Roll on!