Monthly Archives: September 2015

Muscles are not just meant for show

The host of a television chat show once interviewed a group of body builders and asked them a very simple question: ‘What do you use these muscles for?’ One guy answered by flexing his muscles in one of those body … Continue reading

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Lopping off the branches of worry

If you’ve ever had a tree cut down in your back yard, you’ll know that you don’t start by attacking the base of the tree, because that would bring the house down with it. Instead, you lop off individual branches … Continue reading

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Conditioned to failure

In the old days when travelling circuses had elephants, they used to restrain them by chaining them to a peg in the ground. People often wondered why the huge elephant didn’t just pull the peg out of the ground and … Continue reading

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‘When one’s expectations are reduced to zero’

Stephen Hawking, considered by many to be the most intelligent man on earth, suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease and, for years unable to speak, has been confined to a wheelchair, where he can do little more than sit and think. … Continue reading

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‘It takes more than diet and exercise to avoid heart attacks’

Dr. Meyer Friedman says it takes more than diet and exercise to avoid heart attacks. It also needs a balanced lifestyle and making creative use of leisure. ‘Many people who have paid attention to the body and diet,’ he said, … Continue reading

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Transitory prejudices don’t matter

The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Its creator, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designed it for an international exposition in eighteen eighty nine. But not everyone was as proud of his creation as he was, and many … Continue reading

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‘The objective is not to make people wicked but to make them indifferent.’

In C.S. Lewis’ classic book, The Screwtape Letters, the Devil gives some advice to his nephew, a demon named Wormwood, on the techniques of tempting people. The Devil tells him that the objective is not to make people wicked but … Continue reading

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