Author: Vera Meum

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verameum:

Good
work ethic does not mean to work all the time to the exclusion of everything
else in our lives. It means to work in a focused and efficient way, to maximize
our potential, and to know when to stop working so as to be more efficient and
effective the next day.

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verameum:

Everything
in nature changes, and so must we. Even phenomena that appear to be constant
like the rising sun and orbiting moon will at some moment cease to do so.
Change is perpetual; only the timescale arbitrates variations of its frequency
and magnitude.

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It is through hunger, weariness, exhaustion, and deprivation that virtue can most readily be found, and where character may best be forged. We must empty the tank from time to time to discover what we are made of.

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Regret is only appropriate when it relates to a violation of the conscience. Each day brings a series of choices; we should lament only those decisions that have strayed from virtue and integrity.

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It seems we spend half the time trying to find ourselves, the other half trying to escape ourselves, and not nearly enough time simply living and taking life as it comes.

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We must receive and process our circumstances as the tolerant adult deals with children. We should expect the many emotional and logical vacillations of those around us, we should anticipate and be patient with their unpredictable natures, and we should chuckle to ourselves when we observe their habitual follies.

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If the house is perpetually clean, if there is rarely music or dancing, if work is always work and seldom play, if we do not have others to share in our joys, in short, if life is not a party then we are likely not doing it right.

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For every year that goes by, every bit of good fortune we encounter, and every breath we are permitted to take, we accrue a certain debt. When we experience setbacks, hurdles, and loss, we should not consider ourselves deprived, but should act as if we are paying down our debt of good fortune, which for many of us has accumulated into a hefty sum.

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verameum:

There
is no single way to be an effective parent; there is more so a spectrum styles,
and often a combination of styles that make an effective parent or parenting
unit. One or more of the parents needs to supply at a minimum material
provisions, nurturing and support, discipline and accountability, attention,
patience, instruction, and positive role modeling.

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What is the first thing we should teach our children? Perhaps it is love, but love can be misdirected towards material or outward achievement. We should consider appreciation as the most important skill to impart, to understand that all we have been given is the result of the love and labor of others, and that we in turn live a life of purpose when expend our energies for the benefit of others.