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Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time

We are in a time of almost universal access and incredible creativity. It seems that life is speeding up and that people have too much to do in not enough time. Choosing to do something because it seems that it would be fun or lucrative or interesting is no longer a sufficient strategy if you want to have a sane life.

Feeling Good While People are Suffering in Japan

Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering in the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Many have lost their homes and loved ones and might also be vulnerable to exposure from radiation. My heart goes out to these people, but still I am able to enjoy my life. Does my feeling good mean that I don’t really care about these people? Does compassion mean I have to suffer along with others’ suffering. Am I shallow to watch all that basketball, but not do anything directly to aid those who are suffering in Japan?