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Key to overcoming the half-lived life

Oh, the horrors of the half lived life! I have no problem with dying but I have a huge problem with dying without having lived. I’m writing this column from Vietnam, in the middle of the bustling city of Hanoi. There’s a mass of people taking exercise all over the...

Key to overcoming the half-lived life

“For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all of the horrors of the half-lived life”  – Moby Dick, by Herman Melville (1819-1891)   Oh, the horrors...

Discovering the fun factor in your life

A doctor in the US gave me an amazing statistic when I met up with him some time ago. He told me he sees 300 patients every month and asks each of them the same question: “Have you been having any fun recently?” He faithfully records an answer scoreboard … 299...

Are you just one degree from finding your greatness

At 211 degrees fahrenheit water is hot, but it does remarkably little by way of achieving anything for the world in this state. However, if you turn the heat up by just one degree until it hits 212 degrees, then it hits boiling point. Boiling water creates steam. And...