A Boy, A Temper and a Fence

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about […]

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Your Influence on the Universe

This was taken from book and then later made into a film with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Although it’s similar to ‘The Boy That Wants to Change the World’, this shows it doesn’t matter what change you make, it still changes something. Whether you decide to make a change for good or bad it is still a permanent change, so I guess the real lesson should be: if you are going to change something make it count for the better. Your Influence on the Universe I read the first chapter of “A Brief History Of Time” when Dad was still alive, and I got […]

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A Video Blog Post

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I Must At Least Try – Joe Simpson

I find this story inspiring because he shows us we should never give up. We all know that extreme circumstances are when people show such extra courage that many believe they couldn’t do the same. In reality when under extreme pressure the most ordinary people do the most extraordinary things, to save either themselves or somebody else. Don’t ever underestimate the courage you possess, nor anyone else. In June 1985 two British mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, made the first ever climb of the West Face of the 21,000-foot snow-covered Siula Grande mountain in Peru. It was an exceptionally tough assault – but nothing […]

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Just a cool blog post with Images

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Nelson Mandela Lesson | Bad by name; bad by nature?

During Nelson Mandela’s 19 years imprisoned on Robben Island, one particular commanding officer was the most brutal of them all: “A few days before Badenhorst’s departure, I was called to the main office. General Steyn was visiting the island and wanted to know if we had any complaints. Badenhorst was there as I went through a list of demands. When I had finished, Badenhorst spoke to me directly. He told me he would be leaving the island and added: ‘I just want to wish you people good luck’. I do not know if I looked dumbfounded, but I was amazed. He spoke these words like […]

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I wanted to change the world

When I was a young boy, I wanted to change the world. I found it was too difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my country. When I found I couldn’t change the country, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact […]

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