Category Archives : The Daily Grain

Manners and respect for others

Let’s talk about a few other things that can be tools against this unraveling of society and, hopefully, our not inevitable decay and entropy. And these tools are quite simple actually. They are manners, common courtesy, consideration, and etiquette, in short. It’s something that is seen to be either a luxury or things that are […]

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Your first responsibility to yourself

Following on from yesterday’s Daily Grain I would say that your biggest responsibility to yourself is to establish sufficiency at all levels for yourself. So that is plain common sense when you look at it but what is the importance of this? Because if you can establish sufficiency at all levels what does that make […]

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Money does not buy happiness, nothing does

On the heels of yesterday’s example comes the inevitable conclusion that money does not buy happiness or money cannot buy happiness. The truth of it is nothing buys happiness. Not money, not relationships, not things, in fact you could say that nothing *buys* happiness. Happiness cannot be bought, happiness is generated. Happiness is generated by […]

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The success of Larry Sanders

The other day there was a shining example of true success and I devoutly hope continued success for his sake and it was the resignation from the NBA of Larry Sanders. He resigned because basketball was giving him anxiety attacks and was generally not the way he wanted to live his life and like he […]

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When you should “Just do it”

I must say I am not a particularly staunch proponent of the “just do it” tribe because I have found very often when people just do it they have leaped into all sorts of complications and unintended consequences. So I’m more of a “plan for it and then do it” variety. The “look before you […]

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What you love empowers you

I’m sure you’ve heard this before that on the flip side of fear is love and it’s very true. Because what you love empowers you in precisely the opposite way, in which what you fear takes power from you or has power over you. When you are doing the things you love, when you are […]

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Your only way to eliminate fear

In case you were thinking after yesterday’s Daily Grain that it’s all very well for me to say eliminate fear, and you’re thinking but how? Well, it is really quite simple. There is only one way to eliminate fear and one weapon with which to eliminate it, and that is courage. Face your fears, face […]

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