Goldilocks; Innocent Child, Juvenile Delinquent or Ethically Challenged Individual?

Which child living among us, regardless of their age, has not read the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”?  This story was first recorded in narrative form by British writer and poet Robert Southey, and was first published anonymously as “The Story of the Three Bears” in 1837.  It was a time when society still valued right over wrong.  Parents looked for every opportunity to teach their children that poor moral character always came at a price.

Are these still important values in 2017?

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Positive Change Always Requires a Price Paid in Advance

After many years of research and countless interviews on the topic of wise decision making, this picture sums up my findings nicely.

In the study of the lives of people who openly admit that they had tremendous struggles in their life and through deep personal reflection, we can usually pinpoint the single initial choice that started much of the discord.  The pivotal questions that I routinely ask are,

“What other choices did you consider at that moment in time?”

“Did you consider at the time, that one of the other choices would have been the right or even a better choice?”

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United States, Healthcare Repair, Part II

The first part of this article was written September 30, 2014.  Sadly, very little has changed in the nearly three years that have past and if you compare the two articles you will see that I intentionally left much of the original article alone because so little has changed.

Today, Obamacare is dead but its death has not been pronounced.  Some would say it is a good law and that we have to give it more time.  Others say its failure is due to the insurance companies not wanting to participate in the Exchanges.  Still others would say it was just an overall bad law; too complicated, too obtrusive, and too socialistic for the American Republic.  And of course, each political party is quick to blame the other for the laws failures.  Regardless of which school of thought you personally fall into, it is clear that our national healthcare system is still in the need of repair.

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