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Thoughts on Las Vegas: Needing the Best of Human Nature

The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred. – Michael Josephson  Read more of Michael’s thoughts on the awful tragedy in Las Vegas here. The post Thoughts on Las Vegas: Needing the Best of Human Nature appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Thoughts Las Vegas: Live a Life that Matters

Words, even deep and genuine feelings of compassion, are so impotent in the face of inexplicable and despicable tragedy. So many people have been afflicted by unearned and ongoing pain from the hurricanes and the Las Vegas murders it is hard not to to be by overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge events like this present. Those of us … Read More The post Thoughts Las Vegas: Live a Life that Matters appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Thoughts on Las Vegas: Cops Have to be Brave

A gun, a badge, even body armor can’t protect the heart of people who care. Cops have to be brave and tough; they have to run toward the shooter and shield others from danger but don’t think they do not feel deeply harm they can’t prevent. Never take for granted the health and well-being of those who serve and protect. … Read More The post Thoughts on Las Vegas: Cops Have to be Brave appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Thoughts on Las Vegas: The Caring of Strangers

When terrible things happen often all that can protect us or ease our pain is the caring of strangers and the commitment and skill of EMTs, ambulance drivers, police and doctors and nurses. We must celebrate and encourage the best that is in us, not demean our potential with easy cynicism. Human nature is complex but it can be grand … Read More The post Thoughts on Las Vegas: The Caring of Strangers appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Thoughts on Las Vegas: We Need Love for All Humanity

The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred. Our condolences and words of support to those most injured by the Las Vegas tragedy are sadly without power. Only persistent and direct love for all humanity – irrespective … Read More The post Thoughts on Las Vegas: We Need Love for All Humanity appeared first on What Will Matter.

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The Ideal Employer A-Z

By Michael Josephson Accepts responsibility. Believes in the mission. Cares about employees. Demonstrates good character. Energize creativity. Fixes problems. Gives credit where due. Holds him/herself accountable. Is honest and responsible. Justly deals with disputes. Knows what is going on. Leads rather than commands. Makes hard decisions. Never kills the messenger. Obtains needed resources. Prepares for contingencies. Quells false rumors. Really listens … Read More The post The Ideal Employer A-Z appeared first on What Will Matter.

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WORTH READING: The Moral Bucket List

by David Brooks When you meet someone that truly inspires you and you deeply admire, many people may wonder how this individual became such an upstanding person. David Brooks, an author for the The New York Times, wondered this same thing when he came across people in his life that radiated goodness, gratitude and virtue. Brooks came to the conclusion that … Read More The post WORTH READING: The Moral Bucket List appeared first on What Will Matter.

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What Will Matter: Teachers Edition

Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too your hopes, ambitions, plans, … Read More The post What Will Matter: Teachers Edition appeared first on What Will Matter.

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The Honor Comes in Giving

“It is your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion — these are the things that count in a life. When you give purely, the honor comes in the giving, and that is honor enough.” Scott O’Grady, Air Force pilot (1995). The post The Honor Comes in Giving appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Worth Reading: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

Yes, I used to think that gratitude was cheesy. Then this happened. How gratitude can change your life. My family emigrated from Russia to the United States when I was 13 years old. Refugee camps, city housing projects, food stamps, wearing donated clothes, being made fun of endlessly for everything from not speaking English to eating weird things for lunch … Read More The post Worth Reading: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life appeared first on What Will Matter.

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