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Regrets

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I have found that if you give all you do your best, you’ll have fewer regrets in life.

Knowing that you did all you could have done removes the what-if-I-had-done-more brain worm.

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Boundaries

Roller coasters are fun because of the rails.

Boundaries create true freedom.

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Centralization

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The more we centralize decision-making, the less those on the edges will identify with the decisions.

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Cats

What are cats so tired of?

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Death

I think we are shocked at the inevitability of death because we are hard-wired for eternity.

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Analogies

All analogies break down eventually.

Analogies are like roads: you can stick with them, but eventually they end, or they will get too bumpy to be useful.

Roads also separate neighborhoods and countries, which eventually lead to them being markers of inequality and dissimilarity.

Which in turn are opposites of analogy.

Even analogies for analogy break down.

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On lives mattering

Some don’t care about you, whether you live or die.

They may not know you exist.

They may know you exist, but not know you enough to care.

They may know you exist, but hate your guts.

In their world, your life doesn’t matter.

Having someone matter to you means their existence has an impact on your life.

When does someone’s existence impact you? When you care about them.

How can you care about them? By getting to know them.

How do you get to know them? By spending time with them.

Time. The one currency you can’t get more of, and of which with every minute that passes you have less.

Giving your time to someone is the way to get to know them, and as a result caring about them. And if you care, their existence impact you, making them matter.

Lives matter when you give of yourself to them.

So reach out personally to someone whose life may not matter to some. Reach out personally to someone whose life may not matter to you – yet.

And maybe one day we’ll agree the measure of lives mattering is that they just…

do.

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Easter pictures through the years (2020)

Every year we try to take a picture on Easter Sunday.

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Photography

Family Portrait

The Abeids, March 29, 2020

Decided to take some portraits today.