Man. A word possibly derived from the name of the great progenitor Mannus, or that ancient word manus meaning “hand.” Within this two-fold possibility we can assume that a man is the work of their own hands. This does not mean you need two whole and abled hands. This means that every choice you make… Continue reading Your One Pair of Hands is All You Need to Get Started
Category: Happily Ever Out There
Brave Wolf, Stubborn Wolf
Would you call yourself brave or stubborn? Do you ever call yourself either of those things, or do you usually leave it up to the people around you to judge your behavior and attitude when questing? How much more might you accomplish — and how much more help might you get in doing so —… Continue reading Brave Wolf, Stubborn Wolf
Once In The Red Shoes, Always In The Red Shoes
It is unlikely that Hans Christian Andersen would have ever intentionally written a story about conforming to social norms as killing a person’s spirit. In story after story of his own devising, we see the theme of downtrodden individuals enduring trial after trial until they ascend from the lowest ranks of society/spirit to the highest.… Continue reading Once In The Red Shoes, Always In The Red Shoes
I’m Not the Only Goose in Town
I am not nor have I ever been a very big fan of Aesop. What I mean to say is that too many of our long-held misperceptions of various animals, and by extension our fellow man, are stupid-harmful. So many of his fables would progress and end in ways very different from the originals if… Continue reading I’m Not the Only Goose in Town
Are You Prepared to Help?
It’s hard asking for help. It’s humbling admitting that we aren’t 100% self-sufficient at any given moment day or night. It’s another opportunity to compare ourselves to others, perhaps even denying someone else the help we could so easily give. We’ve talked about donors here before, right? Those teachers who come along to test us,… Continue reading Are You Prepared to Help?
Do You Accept Donations?
Whenever something good happens to a person, we attribute it to either hard work or good fortune. When we perceive ourselves to be working in much the same fashion, not only do we focus our gaze more keenly upon their good fortune, but we also tend to be a little envious. We may even ask:… Continue reading Do You Accept Donations?