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WHAT IS HAPPINESS – AND WHY PURSUING THE WRONG TYPE OF HAPPINESS CAN BE CATASTROPHIC

Happiness is a very popular topic - both in contemporary society - and also in our office at AG Thrive. I often hear people claiming that happiness is the key to living the good life - and/or that happiness should be the greatest objective or priority to be pursued. As such, I wanted to explore what happiness is, why chasing...[ read more ]

HOW TO DEVELOP A MEANINGFUL LIFE: RESUME VIRTUES VS. EULOGY VIRTUES

Article by: Paul Larez Have you ever looked back on your years and thought, “What will people say about me when I die? What will they remember about me?” For many of us, our lives consist of building up our talents and accomplishments to appear attractive to potential employers, coworkers, our friends and family, and romantic interests. In our day-to-day...[ read more ]

TIME IS OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE

How well do you feel that you use the time you have in a day? Are you consistently focused on your highest value tasks, relationships, and goals? Is how you have spent the past 2-3 months of your life a good reflection of your priorities? Time is our most precious resource - yet despite this - it can be easy...[ read more ]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VIRTUE IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE THE RADICALLY LIFE ENHANCING BENEFITS OF VIRTUOUSNESS.

Our recent Weekly Series explored ways to improve your life through character growth and a new habit of practicing virtues. Read the entire series when you have a chance. What You Need To Know About Virtue In Order To Experience The Radically Life Enhancing Benefits Of Virtuousness. Okay - as promised - in this week’s message I am going to...[ read more ]

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON HOW WE CAN APPLY BEN FRANKLIN’S THE ART OF VIRTUE IN OUR LIVES, FAMILY, AND WORK

Our recent Weekly Series explored ways to improve your life through character growth and a new habit of practicing virtues. Read the entire series when you have a chance. A New Perspective On How We Can Apply Ben Franklin’s The Art Of Virtue In Our Lives, Family, And Work. First off, thank you to everyone who sent a message regarding...[ read more ]

PRACTICING THE GOOD LIFE WITH BEN FRANKLIN – VIRTUES #10-13 – CLEANLINESS, TRANQUILITY, CHASTITY & HUMILITY

“CLEANLINESS: Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation. TRANQUILLITY: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. CHASTITY: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation. HUMILITY: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Our new Weekly Series explores improving your life through...[ read more ]

PRACTICING THE GOOD LIFE WITH BEN FRANKLIN – VIRTUE #9 – MODERATION

“Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.” — MARCUS TILLIUS CICERO “Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.” — EPICURUS Our new Weekly Series explores improving your life through character growth and a new habit of practicing virtues. To read about why we are exploring virtue, click here. Practicing The Good Life With Ben...[ read more ]

PRACTICING THE GOOD LIFE WITH BEN FRANKLIN – VIRTUE #8 – JUSTICE

“Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN “All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.” — ARISTOTLE Our new Weekly Series explores improving your life through character growth and a new habit of practicing virtues. To read about why we are exploring virtue, click here. Practicing The Good Life With Ben Franklin Virtue...[ read more ]

PRACTICING THE GOOD LIFE WITH BEN FRANKLIN – VIRTUE #7 – SINCERITY

“Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Our new Weekly Series explores improving your life through character growth and a new habit of practicing virtues. To read about why we are exploring virtue, click here. Practicing The Good Life With Ben Franklin Virtue #7 - Sincerity Have you ever told a lie?...[ read more ]

PRACTICING THE GOOD LIFE WITH BEN FRANKLIN – VIRTUE #6 – INDUSTRY

“Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Our new Weekly Series explores improving your life through character growth and a new habit of practicing virtues. To read about why we are exploring virtue, click here. Practicing The Good Life With Ben Franklin Virtue #6 - Industry Ben Franklin was many things, a...[ read more ]



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