Fight The Disease!

Written by Joe Bingham

There's an extremely virulent disease spreading around this world. It's not AIDS or Ebola, in fact, it's not even a virus. It's not Anthrax or Small Pox or any microbe of any kind.

No, this disease is behavioral.

Because we live in a media blitz world, everything worth talking about, and many things not worth talking about, is blasted out publicly for everyone to see.

In that, there have been stories done on an extremely limited group of individuals that have made fortunes with very little effort. Sure it's happened. Sometimes people get lucky.

However, it has launchedrepparttar spread of an especially destructive disease. Many people, after seeing these lucky people, have developedrepparttar 124011 attitude that they are ENTITLED to haverepparttar 124012 same happen to them.

"I deserve riches," they think. "I deserve luxuries. I deserverepparttar 124013 best in life, and I want it NOW! These other people are no better than me so why shouldn't I getrepparttar 124014 same as they have? Therefore, I will engage in scams, schemes, and fraudulent behavior so I can get rich quick. Or, if I don't engage in these activities I will instead maintainrepparttar 124015 rotten attitude that I have been screwed out of everything I deserve, and I will continually blame anybody and everybody for everything that I perceive to be wrong with my life.

"I will take on no real responsibility. I will NOT try to better myself. I will cause trouble. I will NOT be a productive member of society. Instead I will blame society for all my woes and continue to proclaim as my heroes those fortunate enough to have struck it rich without regard to morals, work ethic, rules, orrepparttar 124016 consideration of others.

"Also, I will allow any one with enough money to get away with anything. Why? Because supportingrepparttar 124017 law does not pay as well as supportingrepparttar 124018 rich man does.

"I will refuse to work to better myself. Instead I will blame others who do work for not doing things for me. I will not try to learn. Instead, I will hate those who dare to know more than me and refuse to accept their help.

"I will not do as I should. Instead, I will live in rage because I was not givenrepparttar 124019 free ride to riches that others have had. That is what I want to happen to me, and unless I get it everybody can just go to hell!"

Einstein on Connections

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

Albert Einstein said "Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. Butrepparttar point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained byrepparttar 124010 mastery ofrepparttar 124011 obstacles on our adventurous way up."

Much like our personal growth as we stretch from one stage of life to another.

As your view widens, you awaken yourself to exploring and discovering new paths. New avenues. New opportunities.

Awakening is being keenly alert. For me, it showed up something like this last Saturday. Walking slowly through Barnes and Noble, I catchrepparttar 124012 title of a book: Michelangelo? While looking up a definition in a dictionary, I happen past another definition: Zephyr. (a warm, gentle breeze.) Never did I know its name though I have felt its comforting as I always felt a Zephyr was God whispering "Everything will be ok". And wasn't Albert Einstein a Scientist? Readingrepparttar 124013 above quote, I surmise he was also quite a philosopher.

It is takingrepparttar 124014 Barn and not destroying it to create something else. It is takingrepparttar 124015 knowledge and beauty ofrepparttar 124016 barn and applying its lesson, form, structure and artistry intorepparttar 124017 skyscraper (or museum, cathedral, home or bridge).

These bridges create links. That web that brings our past to ] our present and our present to our future. The invisible bond that unites us with classmates post graduation and colleagues from workplace to workplace after transfers, buyouts and mergers and entrepreneurialism intervenes. That magnetism that draws us. The energy ofrepparttar 124018 Renaissance whose changemakers studiedrepparttar 124019 lessons ofrepparttar 124020 Classic Roman and Greek eras and applied them to their transforming world.

Connectingrepparttar 124021 past torepparttar 124022 present andrepparttar 124023 present torepparttar 124024 future andrepparttar 124025 possibilities withrepparttar 124026 practicalities. As you grow,repparttar 124027 view gets both wider and deeper. Your mind understands more asrepparttar 124028 connections become more vast: like an endless highway stretching beyond your wildest imagination.

Yesterdayrepparttar 124029 road stretched out before us as we crisscrossed our home town. Going nowhere and anywhere we meandered along path fromrepparttar 124030 Northeast part of Bakersfield to Oildale and back to Northeast Bakersfield. Driving down Manor Street towards our Beloved Melodrama Musical Theatre I had a thought: I could start here in Bakersfield and drive literally anywhere in both North and South America.

I could start here, today, and take a trip allrepparttar 124031 way to Tierra del Fuego in South America and then hop a ship to Antarctica.

If that wasrepparttar 124032 true yearning of my heart, I could do exactly that. In my beloved Chevy Astrovan, our possibilities were limited only byrepparttar 124033 need to continually keeprepparttar 124034 engine filled and maintained as we keep our end goal in sight. Modifying, tweaking and adjusting alongrepparttar 124035 way we could transverserepparttar 124036 entire Pan American highway fromrepparttar 124037 frigid coldness of Alaska torepparttar 124038 warmth and jungles of Central and South America torepparttar 124039 familiar feeling climes of southern South America torepparttar 124040 frigid cold ofrepparttar 124041 other side ofrepparttar 124042 world.

I could start that journey in this moment from this place. Right here. Right now. Just as you can startrepparttar 124043 journey your heart is yearning to take. Right here, right now.

Looking to connections, links and bridges we noticerepparttar 124044 human body. We see how all its pieces work together:repparttar 124045 circulatory system is an amazingly complex structure which is actually comprised of three parts. Pulmonary circulation, coronary circulation and systemic circulation manage to collaborate to create and continue our lives.

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