Tag Archives: stuff

The Last Thought Principle

You park your car at night; turn off the ignition; lock the door. And your car just sits there –idle–doing absolutely nothing until you’re ready to crank it up and drive it again the next day! Not so with your … Continue reading

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11 Myths Our Culture Loves

Many people like to believe that our contemporary culture is rational and logical and is not subject to myths.  However, that just isn’t true.  Our society has many myths and gods.  Here are a few of them: Modern Myth #11 … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #6 — Adult Language

Is foul language really “adult language”? Does profanity demonstrate responsiblity, wisdom, intelligence, and other mature qualities? Of course not. It is just the opposite. When do most people learn to sprinkle their conversation with words that refer to feces, crude sexual … Continue reading

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Modern Myth # 3 — Life Is All About Stuff

How much is stuff is enough? Our closets, basements, and garages are overflowing with stuff, but still we can’t get enough. So we call a charity to bring a truck and pick up our “old” stuff so that we will … Continue reading

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Life Beyond Stuff (Rocks, Trees, TVs, & Living Bodies) — Another Dimension

It’s easy to get stuffy in a world where everything (including us) is made of stuff.  Our bodies are made of cells that are made of molecules that are made of atoms that are made of sub-atomic particles.  It’s all stuff … Continue reading

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The Best Mall Of All

I am into consumerism, but not shopping for stuff. (Traditional shopping can be torture for me.) So my favorite mall is not one with retail stores.  The mall that gets me excited is Wisdom’s Mall — the public library. I love … Continue reading

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When The Toilet Paper Gets Turned Around

Once I attended a Career Track seminar in Nashville about change management. The presenter challenged us: “Reverse your toilet paper.” That wiped me out. Surely I hadn’t paid $99 for this silly bit of advice. The presenter said: “Change is difficult … Continue reading

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