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May 21, 2018

Whether or not you are a parent, ask yourself this question. If you had to choose for your child which would you prefer: Outward success or inner happiness? In Jordan Peterson's rule 5 "Do Not Let Your Children Do Anything That Makes You Dislike Them," Peterson gives h...

May 19, 2018

The following breakdown consists of these parts.

Part 1: Full Poem

Part 2: Key Terms

Part 3: Prose Translation

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Song of the Three Minstrels

(From Aella)

FIRST MINSTREL

The budding flowerets blushes at the light,

      The mees be sprinkled with the yellow hue;...

May 16, 2018

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While out at sea a man falls overboard during a terrible storm. He and his crew were all brave men, their ship strong and sturdy. When life destines death, it will come. No human power could withstand the onslaught of undulating wave...

May 14, 2018

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We may like to believe our consciousness is imperturbable, but even the strongest amongst us feels a winter during spring. We are beaten down and saddened by pain and loneliness (a form of emotional pain).

Poetry often cannot solve one's problems, but it ca...

May 12, 2018

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Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,

     Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

     For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

     I have not winced nor cried aloud....

May 9, 2018

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Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, believed that poetry and literature were tied to success. Why do you think he included several poems in his mega-success book ON getting rich? Today we will explore a poem called "A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wad...

May 8, 2018

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Napoleon Hill wrote one of the first self-help books "Think and Grow Rich." Within it were some selected poems. But Hill liked many poems, from complex Shakespearen sonnets to simple everyday poems.

Today I'm going to very briefly read one short poem ca...

May 7, 2018

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Mending Wall by Robert Frost and my newest "grappling" with Jordan Peterson's 4th rule for life. Also I refer to my latest podcast episode of Jordan Peterson's fourth rule of life: "Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is tod...

May 6, 2018

Why Jordan Peterson is dangerous. On this fourth installment of my grapplings with Peterson I explore Peterson's rule "Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who someone else is today."

For the first time I express some serious disagreements with Peterson, thou...

May 1, 2018

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Business is Business
    by Breton Braley

    "Business is Business" the Little Man said,
        "A battle where 'everything goes,'
    Where the only gospel is 'get ahead,'
        And never spare friends or foes,...

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