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China is our geopolitical adversary, but the ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius had some advice that might help us in these difficult times. He said:

"Only after a person has demeaned himself will others demean him. Only after a great family has destroyed itself will others ...

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I'm pretty sure that the Dalai Lama quote is fake, but it's still true. "Not my effing problem" can lead not only to inner peace, but also to social peace.

Think for a moment about what it means to see everything in the world as "our problem."

First, it's incredibly conceited. It implies that we ...

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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a Nobel prize-winning British writer. His poem "If" has been a source of strength and inspiration to many people around the world. I can't improve on it, so here it is:

If ---

If you ...

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"Neither a borrower nor a lender be:
For loan oft loses both itself and friend;
And borrowing dulleth the edge of husbandry."
-- "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare

One of the greatest crimes of contemporary schooling is that it keeps students ignorant of the vast wisdom embodied in their ...


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