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How do you respond to tragedy in the news?
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How do you respond to tragedy in the news?

Today, I heard that there were three explosions at the Boston Marathon. I was shocked to hear this and was also concerned that my Aunt Vicky, who lives twenty minutes away, might have been injured. Thank goodness, she’s fine.

How can something like this happen? I ask myself this question whenever I hear about tragic stories, especially terrorist attacks. Like most highly sensitive people, I can’t relate to the idea that someone would purposely want to hurt someone else. That kind of hate simply doesn’t resonate with me.

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Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life?

It seems that taking responsibility for one’s actions and one’s life is not a given these days. Is it okay to avoid apologizing in order to appear stronger? Why do so many people feel victimized by their circumstances, and become so discouraged that they don’t seek to improve their lives?

I recently heard on the radio that it’s a sign of weakness to apologize to someone when you make a mistake. Forget about asking for forgiveness! Why does trying to correct an honest mistake make a person appear weak? I’m personally appalled by this kind of thinking. (more…)

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