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Winning the Trust of Others by Leah Damiani

I grew up in the oil refinery town of Farmington, N.M., with an Italian father and Ghanaian mother. My parents bickered and yelled constantly at each other, and I came to adopt these same angry, confrontational traits. I…

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We Need Courage to Make Our Dreams a Reality

But no matter how wonderful our dreams, how noble our ideals or how high our hopes, ultimately we need courage to make them a reality. We can come up with the greatest ideas or plans in the world…

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Freedom cannot be measured in terms of time

Freedom cannot be measured in terms of time-the amount of “free time” we have has nothing to do with the amount of “freedom” we have. It is what we do with our time that counts. -Daisaku Ikeda from…

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Nothing is irredeemable in youth

Nothing is irredeemable in youth. Rather, the worst mistake you can make when young is to give up and not challenge yourselves for fear of failure. The past is the past and the future is the future. Keep…

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Do Something, Start Something

“Do something, start something. As you make consistent efforts, you will begin to see your goals come into focus. You will discover your mission-the one only you can fulfill.”  –Daisaku Ikeda from Discussions on Youth (World Tribune Press,…

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