Value of Books

Prudence 8/5/2019 Before the printing press arrived in Europe, books were an item that the average person could not easily obtain. Books in that time were handwritten and definitely not cheap. By the 1500’s, books cost about 1/5 of what they did before the printing press. Sure they were a lot less, but still more […]

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Change the Way You Think

Prudence 5/20/2019: Change the Way You Think Sometimes you get stuck on a level. You try over and over again, but you just cannot pass it. Enough tries, and soon you will be repeating the same steps that caused you to lose. It might be a game. It might be calculus. It might be a […]

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Prudence 5/13/2019: What Are You Pursuing?

I remember when I was younger, how I pursued worthless things. I wanted things at the present moment, because they were pleasing to the senses. They were things that I didn’t think I could live without, things that once possessed became meaningless. I wasn’t careful with money. I wasn’t careful with time. I lived in […]

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Prudence 5/6/2019: Don’t Fall Behind

The only cap to your ability to learn is the one you put on yourself. When we were kids we were always told, “We could be whatever we wanted to be; the sky was the limit.” For some reason as we got older, we forgot that childhood maxim and set a limit on what we […]

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Prudence 4/29/2019: Properly Educated

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. -Aristotle Be passionate about the things you are learning. You will be surprised by how effective it is. That first spark when you meet a potential love interest. All you want to do is get to know the person. Your mind and your […]

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Prudence 4/22/2019: Guard Your Mind

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter -except by your permission. -Arnold Bennett We make the choice to corrupt our minds. Choose better! Once your mind is shot, so are you. We are assaulted on all fronts. The money is in getting people’s attention. The more eyeballs, the more […]

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Prudence 4/15/2019

It is not the oath that makes us believe a man, but the man the oath. -Aeschylus Even today, all we really have is our word. You better make good on it, because it is really hard to get it back. Reputations are built upon our actions. When words and actions are in alignment, those […]

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Prudence 4/8/2019

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. -James Allen What are you thinking about? Are you lost in mindless activities that can easily consume the hours and days? ____________________ The Virtue of Prudence There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that […]

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Prudence 4/1/2019

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. -Aldous Huxley If we erase the past, how can we learn from it and not repeat it? There are lessons to be learned even from the most disgraceful and painful times in our […]

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Prudence 3/25/2019

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. -George Herbert Children learn through emulation. This is a warning to fathers: What are you teaching them? ____________________ The Virtue of Prudence There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that goes beyond money, possessions, and social status. We can all grow in wisdom if we choose […]

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