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May 2009 / 5 posts found

A Simple Definition of Fanaticism

by Dr. David Gruder

"A fanatic is someone who considers whether a fact or perspective is acceptable to his ideology BEFORE exploring it. A teachable person explores FIRST and then considers a fact's accuracy or a perspective's usefulness."
~~ David Gruder, paraphrasing from Tribes by Seth Godin

Guess the Source of These Statements About Character

by Dr. David Gruder

I invite you to read the following and guess the source of this statement about character and integrity. You'll find a link to the source at the end. (Small edits and deletions have been made in order to not give away the source.)

Stand By Me

by Dr. David Gruder

Have you ever seen and heard a piece of music being performed all over the world at the same time? This remarkable heart-lifting video is from an award-winning documentary entitled, "Playing for Change: Peace Through Music." Musicians from around the world were synchronized in playing the song "Stand By Me" at the same time. If this isn't a powerful demonstration of how inextricably interconnected our world has become on an everyday level, I don't know what is...