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Hope

Wait, Here Comes A Midlife Parade

Main Street USA Parade Disney World 2010

Wouldn’t it be grand if midlife could be like Disney World, where the marching band parades by every afternoon? Hardly a care in the world, except to decide where to enjoy an ice cream cone.

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Need Help Not Giving Up?

Celebrate Our Midlife Struggles, Or Give Up?

Celebrate Our Midlife Struggles?

We may be closing in on our final two choices: celebrate our midlife struggles or quit. The easy answer is obvious. The answer that may break us, begs for our attention.

Quitting is the obvious, easy choice. But celebrate our struggles, our stress, our frustrations from growing older? Seriously? Find beauty in the ashes. Go.

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Dear Readers

Okay, So Here’s Where It Starts Getting Challenging

Life Looks Really Strange Sometimes

Dear readers, when the voices in your head say, “Look, people don’t care enough to do what you are dreaming. And even if they did care enough, they aren’t willing to do the hard work to change”, the temptation to quit becomes exceedingly appealing.

Right now, it would be sooo much easier to pop a top and enjoy an ice cold beer.

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Outlasting Fear

Is Society Even Remotely Interested In Personal Responsibility?

A New Dawn Arrives Daily, But Few Seem To Notice

Who am I to think society is even remotely interested in changing, let alone seriously interested? Is it crazy to care about personal responsibility? To believe that if we could teach personal responsibility at a much earlier age and in a more integrated way, teens would move into adulthood much better equipped with the realities of being solely in charge.

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Dear Son

Dear Son, Use Caution When Dreaming

Dreams, Like Sand Castles, Can Be Easily Washed Away

Dear Son, use caution when dreaming. There’s a time and a place for dreaming, it would seem. The challenge is discerning this. At 52, maybe I’m dreaming too big. Maybe it’s too much, too late.

Who am I to think it’s possible to change our educational, parenting and personal responsibility paradigms? For today anyway, it’s feeling quite impossible.

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