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Wisdom & Happiness

Both wisdom and happiness are developed and demonstrated by the ability to see beauty in the ordinary and even in the ugly. – Michael Josephson The post Wisdom & Happiness appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Changes: Courage, Wisdom & Serenity

God, give us grace to accept with serenity that things cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from. The post Changes: Courage, Wisdom & Serenity appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Leaving Things Undone

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there’s the noble art of LEAVING THINGS UNDONE. The wisdom of life consists in the ELIMINATION OF NON-ESSENTIALS. – Lin Yutang The post Leaving Things Undone appeared first on What Will Matter.

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VIDEO: Kintsukuroi – The Art of Repairing

“Nietzsche told us ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ and Hemingway wrote about becoming stronger in broken places. A different way of thinking is found in the Japanese concept of kintsukuroi the art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer in a way that makes the object more beautiful than it was before. I think this is … Read More The post VIDEO: Kintsukuroi – The Art of Repairing appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Better to be wise than right

If you want to become wise, treat every conversation as an opportunity to learn. If you want to influence others, treat every conversation as an opportunity to understand, not to prove you are right. – Michael Josephson The post Better to be wise than right appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: If I Could Give You Anything

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It’s a tradition during a bat or bar mitzvah ceremony for parents to deliver specific blessings to their child. I wrote a poem for my daughter Abrielle a few years ago. I want to share it with you as I think it captures the sort of thing most parents wish they could give their children. If I Could Give You … Read More The post COMMENTARY: If I Could Give You Anything appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: Wisdom in 20 Words or Fewer: Part One

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Since my children were small, I launched their day with the invocation to “be good, have fun and learn.” I hope they remember that mantra, but when my daughter Samara began her independent life as a college freshman 3,000 miles away, I thought a more detailed set of maxims was needed. So I assembled a collection of concise (20 words or fewer) … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Wisdom in 20 Words or Fewer: Part One appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Commentary: INTELLECTUAL HUMILITY AND THE PURSUIT OF WISDOM. “Don’t believe everything you think.”

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Commentary: INTELLECTUAL HUMILITY AND THE PURSUIT OF WISDOM. “Don’t believe everything you think.”

COMMENTARY 966.1: Launching the New Year with a Commitment to be Self-Consciously Reflective

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Expanding on the theme that the best way to improve your life and have an exceptionally successful and fulfilling New Year is to increase your wisdom and optimism, I urge you not to just skim this essay but to take some serious reflection time to answer these questions: What did you learn last year that will help you become wiser … Read More

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Three Perspectives on Maturity

Maturity is the ability to stick with a job until it’s finished; to do a job without being supervised; to carry money without spending it. – Ann Landers Everyone Grows Older. Some Attain Maturity. A Few Become Wise. It’s what you do with the experiences that come with growing older that makes all the difference. Michael Josephson […] The post Three Perspectives on Maturity appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Three Perspectives on Maturity