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Taking others into the promised land won’t happen by accident, somebody must take the lead. I often find myself awakened by frustration after frustration, believing that people do the right thing. They may know what is right and wrong but wether they do right is anyones guess. When we find ourselves in a toxic environment, it may just be that our senses have finally acknowledged that it is toxic. It’s often hard… Read More

A human being has the capacity to do all sorts of atrocities in the course of survival. A human being also has the capacity to show all sorts of empathy and sacrifice to equally thrive as a species. The first reflects a ME generation the second reflects an US generation. There is nothing new under the sun and when Jesus says “Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you”, He… Read More

Even in nature we see the leap from dependency to independence and the ultimate cycle is to give back to the whole to make it interdependent. Before there was any form of social security to fill the gaps of poverty and helping those most vulnerable, family was the ultimate incubator to fulfil all the stages. Growing in a migrant family I experienced all three stages of life within my small community. It… Read More

What’s in it for for me? Community has all sorts of benefits and setbacks depending on the overall expectations of those who participate. Motivation is a big part, what’s the motivation for joining? Some join a community to take from the community. This is the person with very low interpersonal skills and has a one track mind, “What’s in it for me?” 1. They are known for taking but not giving back…. Read More

I had the privilege of driving a F430, and the obvious instant feeling of success hits you, if not completely, it hits you for a moment. The keys from the owner of the car are thrown to me casually, like he’s done this once or twice before. The owner, proud of his collectible, allows others to share in his wins. ‘SHARING WINS IS FAR MORE ENJOYABLE THAN WINNING IN ISOLATION’ It’s hard… Read More

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