Letters to my little brother
|This blog is dedicated to my little brother, for all the things he's too young to understand. But also to show that I'm thinking of him, a lot. - Brian|
|(I’m running errands for my pregnant wife. While walking to a nearby store, I see two teenagers harassing a child that is only four or five years old. I shoo them away from the boy, and he introduces himself.)|
|Me:||“So, where’s your mom at?”|
|Boy:||“She’s in the store. Do you have kids?”|
|Me:||“Not yet. We’re expecting a baby girl soon, though.”|
|Boy:||“Well, she’s going to turn out nice, like you! So, I’m going to marry her someday!”|
|(I laugh, and play along while I bring him to the service desk, and wait until his mom picks him up. Six years later, my daughter comes home from school and introduces us to a friend that defended her against a bully on the playground. I didn’t recognize him, but he certainly knew who I was!)|
People who feel they deserve success are among those most likely to fail when challenges arise, research from New Zealand has revealed.
“People who believe that they don’t need to work for good grades – that they are just entitled to them by right – are annoying, but there wasn’t any evidence before now that it’s actually a self-destructive strategy,” says study co-author Professor Jamin Halberstadt, at the University of Ontago in New Zealand.
The study also supports the notion that people who feel excessively entitled believe that others are responsible for their success or failure, and are less motivated to put in extra effort when required.
“When an entitled person encounters obstacles to achieving an outcome, they feel like they shouldn’t have to work for it,” Jamin says. “In fact, you should see a challenge as evidence that you need to work harder.”"
May you find solace in midnight’s presence of the evening.
&Judging from the voices of people outside at this hour, they need it just as much.
again I can’t believe how supportive my teachers are
i’m truly blessed to have them behind me
She had lived so many lives, she stopped trying to live her own. She tried learning different languages, so that maybe she would stop understanding...