The story we tell about poverty isn’t true

"I am the exception because of luck and privilege, not hard work. And I'm not being modest or self-deprecating -- I'm amazing. But most people work hard. Hard work is the common denominator in the equation. And I'm tired of the story we tell, that hard work leads to success, because that allows -- because … Continue reading The story we tell about poverty isn’t true

Our thoughts of God are usually very small, while our thoughts of ourselves are usually very large.

In my life, writing has been an important exercise to clarify what I believe, what I see, what I care about, what my deepest values are. The process of converting a jumble of thoughts into coherent sentences makes you ask tougher questions. — Barack Obama via

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 via

A Quote or Lyrics That You Like and Why

Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers And sitting by desolate streams; World losers and world forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems. With wonderful deathless ditties We build … Continue reading A Quote or Lyrics That You Like and Why