Week 33: Grounding and Well-Roundedness

Being Well-Grounded

This is a catch-up week, with no single theme. The main theme is a broad overview of personal development, from the foundations (being grounded) to their scope (being well-rounded), and across the three domains of Being. A secondary theme is the alleviation of suffering and an acknowledgment that in that
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Being Well-Rounded; Eclecticism

To be well-rounded is to be well-grounded in many areas of study and practice.
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Urgency

We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us
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For the Alleviation of Suffering

In Buddhism, the supreme aim of human life, as expressed through the Four Noble Truths, is the elimination of suffering. The health sciences are dedicated to it directly and many professions are dedicated to it either directly or indirectly. Anyone who engages in charity work, or good works of any
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Physical Fitness

Living organisms, including human beings, feel better and are more productive when they are physically fit. For some of us, staying in shape is a constant struggle, while for others it is a pleasure, but all of us do well to remain in good physical condition.
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Scientific Method

In the broadest terms, scientific method refers to an interplay between data and conclusions to be drawn from those data. In the past several centuries, as science has taken off, an understanding of scientific method has become an essential tool for reasoning through any problem. The scientific worldview is a
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Mental Health

Health and personal development have an emotional component, often called mental health, or emotional health. A recognized medical specialty is devoted to it and people spend considerable time and money attending to it. Some people exhibit a narcissistic obsession with it but there should be no doubt that emotional health
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