NYC is notorious for being competitive…for everything—even preschool.
That’s right, we aren’t talking about college, Ivy League, Harvard…Nah. I’m talking about the institution where your kids go to play with blocks, take naps, and get milk and cookies.
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We become like the people with whom we surround ourselves.
We are social creatures and can be influenced. We are more easily influenced than we think. I am.
Who do you want to be? Do you have dreams? Aspire to something greater?
You can achieve it.
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My wife was in our bathtub laboring. I was beside her doing my best to help. Our baby was crowning, and no one was there to help. We were two new parents having a baby in our condo, on our own.
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I used to think time was an abundant resource, almost limitless. Then I did this.
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I was rushing to church with my son last Sunday, and we walked past a homeless man.
“Can you spare any change or a cup of coffee,” he says in a wispy voice as I glance at him and step one foot in front of the other. My son looks at his face.
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Death seems so distant, abstract, removed. Then someone close to you dies.
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My family and I moved to New York City.
We had a really good life in St. Louis, an amazing place to raise a family. We were living in one of the best school districts in the nation. We had a beautiful home. We even had loving neighbors and a rich community around us. My mom lived two floors down from us and could babysit at any time.
Right now, some of you might be saying, “Boy, you are stupid!”
Continue reading “Would you leave a good life to find a great one?”