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You can trust people. Honest. That's not a joke. Trust me.

But it's important to know what trust is. Then you can trust people in the right way.

A couple of analogies might help explain the point.

Suppose that you see a big rock on the grass in front of you. Based on past experience, you know at least two more things ...

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Life is like a game of chess.

I was going to say "life is like a box of chocolates," but apparently someone else has used that already.

In high school and college, I played a lot of chess. A chess game can end in two ways:

  • One player wins and the other ...

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What should you do when someone dislikes you?

The first step is simple and obvious:

Get over it.

People sometimes dislike us for all kinds of reasons that have nothing to do with us.

Maybe we remind them of a bully in high school, or of a woman who rejected them. Maybe they don't like how we dress. Or maybe their ...

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Virtue has kind of a bad reputation these days. People think it means being prudish or acting superior to everyone else.

But real virtue just means behaving in ways that help us, other people, and society. It supports human happiness and well-being.

In the same way as we can practice tennis, we can practice virtue. The more we practice ...

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Give thanks for what you have. But remember also to give thanks for what you don't have.

If you're reading this, you're alive. God gave us this world to enjoy and to use for the good. You have the opportunity to do that. Don't waste it.

As for what you don't have, there are a couple of ways to look at it.

First, what ...

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