I’m not quite sure either Jeff, where the values come from. I think they’ve always been there, to be honest. It just took living a life that didn’t really agree with my deepest peace for me to find it again. I suspect the world we’ve been sold (achievement, competition, wealth and status) isn’t, at the very core, what many of us truly desire our lives to be. We just don’t know any better because we have very few role models to look to for that example. We live in a “look at me!” world and those of us that really don’t want attention are more likely to be held up as losers than seen as happy and well adjusted. We would do better as a society to have heroes of the unassuming, introverted type but they don’t seek attention so nobody sees them.

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