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Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things

Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things

Ordinary people even weak people can do extraordinary things through temporary courage generated by a situation but the person of character does not need the situation to generate his courage, it is a part of his being and a standard approach to all life’s challenges. — Michael Josephson The post Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things appeared first on What Will Matter.

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A Mature Person Does Not Think in Absolutes

A Mature Person Does Not Think in Absolutes

“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is … Read More The post A Mature Person Does Not Think in Absolutes appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: Pounding In and Pulling Out Nails – Dealing With Hurtful Words

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When one of my daughters was confronted with the fact that she had really hurt another child with a mean comment, she cried and immediately wanted to apologize. That was a good thing, but I wanted her to know an apology can’t always make things better. So I told her the story of Will, an angry  nine-year-old whose father abandoned his … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Pounding In and Pulling Out Nails – Dealing With Hurtful Words appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: Surviving Critical Relatives at Family Gatherings

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I realize that not everyone lives in a Norman Rockwell world where family gatherings are sources of warmth and good memories. For some, the prospect of holiday get-togethers generates dread and anxiety; they are something to endure, not enjoy. One reason is that family members can be tactless and downright cruel when expressing their opinions about perceived foibles, flaws and … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Surviving Critical Relatives at Family Gatherings appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: Listening: A Vital Dimension of Respect

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We demonstrate the virtue of respect for others by being courteous and civil and treating everyone in a manner that acknowledges and honors basic human dignity. An important but often neglected aspect of respect is listening to what others say. Respectful listening is more than hearing. It requires us to consider what’s being said. That’s hard when we’ve heard it … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Listening: A Vital Dimension of Respect appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 988.1: Saying the Right Thing

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When someone you care about is suffering greatly, what’s the right thing to say to make him or her feel better? There are all sorts of traumas that can send us to the darkest dungeons of despair – the death of a loved one, being raped, getting a divorce, losing a limb, seeing a child sent to jail or on … Read More The post COMMENTARY 988.1: Saying the Right Thing appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 971.2: Rules to Survive and Thrive the Teen Years

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One of the toughest jobs in the world is being a teenager. Everything is in transition. Everything is intense — even apathy. Kids on the brink of adulthood have to cope with inconsistencies and conflicts. The desire to be special and different clashes with the need to belong and fit in. The desire for independence collides with an aversion to … Read More The post COMMENTARY 971.2: Rules to Survive and Thrive the Teen Years appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 966.3: If You Can’t Say Anything Nice

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Tragic stories and new data on the prevalence and harmfulness of bullying have made us all more sensitive to the ways our words can hurt others – merciless criticism, nasty sarcasm, hurtful nicknames, malicious rumors, and careless gossip. In Words That Hurt, Words That Heal, Joseph Telushkin writes about the moral implications of what we say. He points out that … Read More

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COMMENTARY 966.3: If You Can’t Say Anything Nice

COMMENTARY 965.4: Forgiving Without Condoning or Forgetting

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I suspect all of us have been hurt in deep and lasting ways by the words or acts of another. It’s normal in such situations to feel hostility toward the person who hurt us. If we allow the offense to linger, we may carry the hurt and resentment in the form of a grudge. Usually this causes more unhappiness for … Read More

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Interest on Tax Refund, Tax Due Should be Uniform: Ficci

Currently, there is a big disparity in the interest rates.

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