We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.
I do not fit into the Malibu barbie scene because it is unlikely that I will ever NOT have cellulite or ever poof my lips with injectables -- plus I yawn at the cocktail parties where mega-millionaires are talking about their assets all night long.
The spiritual leader stands in stark contrast to the surrounding culture. With the craziness of life constantly trying to dull the impact faith is suppose to have on our lives, the spiritual leader is resolute on his or her conviction that faith is central to everything.
My Kindle broke yesterday. This made me very happy. Not at first you understand. I was quite cross as I wanted to read the end of my thriller. But when you are a book addict and you have no new books to read, you read old ones. And I made a remarkable discovery.
I try to keep the conversation light-hearted at first, but once it's clear that my conversational partner is getting a little too light-hearted, I need to make sure that they know I'm serious about the fact that the blue tag hanging on my rearview mirror is mine.
Of the over one hundred etiquette subjects I have taught, dress and etiquette are always in the top ten. Dressing is not like setting the table, where rules rule. Are there rules for dress? You bet, but there's a lot more freedom of style.
High school is not a real representation of the world outside. Those who are ostracized for being unique or different (for whatever reason) are often the people that go on to have interesting and fulfilling lives.
The AA definition of insanity is doing the same thing in the same way over and over again and expecting a different result. Is that what we're doing with the economy? To some extent, yes, I think we are.