Category: Thoughts on Life

To Succeed, Should You Step Over Others or Help Them?

In 2013, at the end of my second job, I wrote that I didn’t believe you need to step over others to succeed. I supported that argument with a personal example, thinking that it must have persuaded millions to stop believing the statement, “nice guys finish last.” The other millions of people around me though

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Category: Thoughts on Life

Category: Thoughts on Life

China’s One Child Policy and JFK’s Death

One decision cost a country its leader’s life. One decision left a country with damages that will take decades to undo. “It’s unsafe. It’s open space.” “It’ll be good for publicity.” “We won’t be able to adequately protect him.” “We’ll have motorcades. We’ll have patrolmen in the front and back.” “Someone can still shoot in this open space.”

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Category: Thoughts on Life

A Blessing or a Curse?

He had scissors for hands. After being discovered by a local townswoman, he arrived and stayed at her home. While there, he crafted sculptures from ice and trees. The townspeople were impressed by his talent and idolized him. His name was Edward Scissorhands. My new role was another chess piece to my board game of getting

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Category: Thoughts on Life

Domestic Violence – a Form of Russian Roulette

It is irrational to return to danger. I didn’t believe that it was her. She had cuts on her lips, bruises on her face and her eye. What happened to the sexy, sassy, beautiful girl? But, it was her, Robyn Fenty. In February 2009, the picture of her injured face, stemming from the attack of

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Our Social Responsibility

On May 27, 1995, actor Christopher Reeve was thrown off of his horse in a competition, landing head first. The fall damaged his spinal cord and fractured his top two vertebrae, disconnecting his skull and spine. As a result, he was paralyzed from the neck down. After being rushed to a nearby hospital, he was

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