Stop & Think: September 17, 2019

Law Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. (Plato, 5th century BC philosopher) Things haven’t changed much since Plato’s day, have they? Rules aren’t needed to keep good...

Stop & Think: September 16, 2019

Others Boredom doesn’t come from nothing to do; boredom comes from nothing to live for. (Dennis Prager, radio talk host) Remember the childhood cry, “I don’t have anything to do” while sitting amid a roomful of toys? Even adults sometimes seem to...

Stop & Think: September 15, 2019

The Future “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” These words have been attributed (probably incorrectly) to a former chairman of IBM. They are often cited as among the “dunderheaded tech predictions.” Looking back on the...

Stop & Think: September 12, 2019

Life Worth Living The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates, 4th century BC Greek philosopher) Why do you do what you do? Do you ever stop to think about your reasons for choosing to do, say, and act, as you do? If you’re just “going...

Stop & Think: September 11, 2019

The Measure of a Man The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. (Samuel Johnson, 18th century English writer) “Quid pro Quo” is a phrase we hear sometimes when politicians are looking for reasons to...

Stop & Think: September 10, 2019

Knowledge The value of knowledge is in the use of it. (William Barton, late clergyman and author) It is said that on average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months, and IBM predicts that the build out of the “internet of things” will lead to...

Stop & Think: September 9, 2019

Heart When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out, because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside. (Wayne Dyer, self-help author) We all run into those times when we feel “squeezed.” Whether it is...

Stop & Think: September 8, 2019

Words A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return (Jewish proverb) We need to be reminded of this truth periodically. It’s so easy to let our words fly freely either before we think or without...

Stop & Think: September 7, 2019

Behavior Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. (Thomas Jefferson, US Founding Father) There are probably times when we would rather not been seen by others. Some things we’d like to keep secret. But, whether in private...

Stop & Think: September 6, 2019

Your Mind No one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do. (Paul Tripp, author) Do you ever talk to yourself? Well, maybe not out loud, but we are constantly thinking and words race through our...

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