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“2nd Hardest Thing”

“The 2nd hardest thing that any one of us will ever have to do in our lives is to get up out of bed each morning!” When you get up out of bed, you have made an affirmative choice to pursue a pathway to engage in self-agency as your own prime agent. The first pathway is to be passive and dependent with you watching and waiting to see what will happen. The second pathway is to be active and independent with you doing something to make something happen. The third pathway is to be a frozen sculpture in space and time and......
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Once A Murderer

“Once a murderer, always a murderer.” I have pondered these words for years. Is it really true? If someone commits a sin, must they, forever, remain a sinner? We recall King David as “the giant slayer” who became a wise and good ruler. Yet he coveted his best friend’s wife and killed him to take her as his own. Was he a great man or a liar, thief and cheat; worse, yet, a murderer? A young doctor, over-estimating his surgical skill, operates prematurely on his patient and she dies. The physician learns from his mistake and is scrupulous, thereafter, with all diagnosis......
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Child's Lament

Is life so dear

Or death so near

That victories are our food?

Competition is tough

And winning is rough

And our mannerisms are crude.

Is striving for gains

Or wracking our brains

For wealth and ugly power...

All that we are living for

In these rugged

Uncomfortable hours?

Author Note: Dr. Larry B. Gelman is a Clinical Psychologist and a Personal Mentor


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The Cause of Death

There is an old joke that “the cause of death for everyone is life!” It has also been said that “the moment you are born, you begin to die.” Admittedly, some people are living to die while other people are dying to live. Is life the cause of death or is death the cause of life? The physicists remind us that “nothing is created and nothing is destroyed.” Matter and energy are supposedly completely interchangeable. At least, they become the other when each cease to exist as they were before. The seasons provide one powerful model for the circle of life as we know ......
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