Why It s Hard To Be Good

Because ethics requires us to be concerned about the rights and well-being of others. It requires us to stop thinking of ourselves as the sole center of the universe. It requires us to transcend the simplistic equation of “me, myself, ...

Author: Al Gini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135473600

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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In a series of brief chapters, Al Gini lays out ideas for 'stepping out of the shadow of the self' - an argument for stopping thinking of yourself as the centre of the universe. It's hard to be good, he explains, until we realize that being good only has meaning in relation to other people. Ideas of justice, fairness, and ethical behavior are just that - abstract ideas - until they are put into action with regard to people outside ourselves. We may worry too much about good versus evil - big concepts that give us plenty of room to sit on the right side of the equation, he argues. Instead, we need to be thinking about how being good involves an active relationship toward others. Being good all by yourself may not be good enough. This warm and generous book is for anyone who wants to know how to use ethical thinking as way to live, work, and be with others.
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Good Living in Hard Times

Old habits die hard. This is good to remember when you are trying to change any of them in order to live well in hard times. As the experts tell us, the secret to sound sleep is to break the lock time monitoring has over you.

Author: Stafford Whiteaker

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780993164

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 296

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Explains what makes you poor, healthy and rich and how to achieve a contented life.
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A Good Man is Hard to Find

... seen a pig in a book and knew they were small fat pink animals with curly tails and round grinning faces and bow ties. He leaned forward and pulled eagerly at the board. “Pull harder,” the littlest boy said. “It's nice and rotten ...

Author: Flannery O'Connor

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571334346

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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These ten classic stories are masterful depictions of the underside of life, deep in the American South. On receiving an early copy, Evelyn Waugh remarked 'If these stories are in fact the work of a young lady, they are indeed remarkable. 'She's horrifyingly funny . . . It's that cool, removed style combined with very black stories.' Donna Tartt 'No one has written better about the reality of evil. Few have written as well, with such sharp-edged compassion, about the weaknesses and follies of humanity, about the operation of grace in our lives and about the necessity of humility. Her stories - her intelligence and passion - can restore reason to minds unhinged by our fame-obsessed, technology-obsessed culture.' Dean Koontz, New York Times
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The Hard Good

I ran off simply because I didn't want to face reality— I was fine with spending the money, just not willing to hear ... My shopping game of deflection and finally facing the truth is important to us as we dive into the hard good of ...

Author: Lisa Whittle

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785232025

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Learn how to see the good, again, even after hard times. What does it feel like to come back from something hard, to be able to hope again? Hard things are a part of life. Yet they don’t have to have the final word. They can become the keys to our greatest usability in the kingdom of God—that is, if we let God make good of them, rather than running away and refusing the growth we truly crave. If we’re weary of being bossed by our emotions, the hard good can help bring a new way of living with healthy, managed emotions. Where we were once stuck in a place of what if, the transformational process God takes us through provides a compelling shift of perspective to what is. It is the way we not only come back from hard things but also emerge with a richer life. In The Hard Good Lisa Whittle guides us on a powerful path to progress as we learn to: accept things we wish were different, apologize and forgive first, cheer for someone who gets what we want, open our hearts again when we’ve been hurt, find joy in the waiting, and show up when we want to shut down. Written for those who desperately want to move forward, The Hard Good gives voice to the hard places we all have lived and Lisa’s clear directions as to where to go next. Your hard place is never too hard for God. Allow it to change you, help you, and ready you for the greatest comeback you have ever known.
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Working Hard is Not Good Enough

He took failures in his stride, moved on, and focused on what he has always been good at—entertaining people! Oprah Gail Winfrey3 was born on January 29, 1954, and as explained by her, her birth resulted from a single sexual encounter ...

Author: TGC Prasad

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 9788184005271

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 269

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Less than 2 percent of entrepreneurs succeed, only 15 percent employees get the best hikes, promotions and appraisal ratings. Less than 1 percent get to senior management positions and higher. Does this mean the rest do not work as hard or are not as smart? They are! But there are subtle, yet profound differences. According to bestseller author, TGC Prasad, there is more to accomplishments than just working hard or at times even being smarter. Working Hard is Not Good Enough is an insightful management book for all who want to make a difference to their performance, potential and life in general–to achieve success and importantly happiness.
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Good Economics for Hard Times

Given the sheer diversity of occupations, enterprises, and skills that constitute an economy, it is very hard to get a ... Both Romer and Solow may well be right in their guesses about what really matters, but it is difficult to map ...

Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141986203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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FROM THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS 'Wonderfully refreshing . . . A must read' Thomas Piketty In this revolutionary book, prize-winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have the resources to address the challenges we face but we are so often blinded by ideology. Original, provocative and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times offers the new thinking that we need. It builds on cutting-edge research in economics - and years of exploring the most effective solutions to alleviate extreme poverty - to make a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
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A Good Hard Look

It was impossible for her to be behind the wheel and not think about Melvin. She missed the wry glance he delivered ... She had thought: nice font, good layout, I don't like my author photo. She pictured the book being distributed to ...

Author: Ann Napolitano

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101516928

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In Flannery O'Connor's hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, reckless relationships lead to a tragedy that forever alters the town and the author herself. Crippled by lupus at twenty-five, celebrated author Flannery O'Connor was forced to leave New York City and return home to Andalusia, her family farm in Milledgeville, Georgia. Years later, as Flannery is finishing a novel and tending to her menagerie of peacocks, her mother drags her to the wedding of a family friend. Cookie Himmel embodies every facet of Southern womanhood that Flannery lacks: she is revered for her beauty and grace; she is at the helm of every ladies' organization in town; and she has returned from her time in Manhattan with a rich fiancé, Melvin Whiteson. Melvin has come to Milledgeville to begin a new chapter in his life, but it is not until he meets Flannery that he starts to take a good hard look at the choices he has made. Despite the limitations of her disease, Flannery seems to be more alive than other people, and Melvin is drawn to her like a moth to a candle flame. Melvin is not the only person in Milledgeville who starts to feel that life is passing him by. Lona Waters, the dutiful wife of a local policeman, is hired by Cookie to help create a perfect home. As Lona spends her days sewing curtains, she is given an opportunity to remember what it feels like to be truly alive, and she seizes it with both hands. Heartbreakingly beautiful and inescapably human, these ordinary and extraordinary people chart their own courses through life. In the aftermath of one tragic afternoon, they are all forced to look at themselves and face up to Flannery's observation that "the truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
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Yellow Jacket Football in Hard Times and Good

Heinie asks, “Well, what do you think?” “Get some kind of roll filled with something like prune or raspberry or...” “OK, raspberry it is, but remember they're harder to break in half.” “I know –we'll do it slow. We'll do it slow.

Author: Raymond J. Golarz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452025746

Category: History

Page: 236

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Ray Golarz paints a revealing pathway into the lives of a Depression era immigrant community. He takes the reader aboard a journey via the very early American game of football. Once aboard, the reader is introduced to a team of young semi-pro Polish football players, along with their friends, families, ethnic customs, and religious ways, then drawn into a community struggling to survive the Depression's challenges and maintain their unique identity in this newly-adopted country. This account has it all: football games filled with action, emotion, strategizing, and gritty determination. And like those who actually came to see the games, you will find it delightfully easy to walk along with family and friends, coming from all over their neighborhood, to stand or take a seat on a make-shift bench. Join in the singing of the National Anthem, agonize over plays gone wrong, and walk with them over to Wusic's gas station to gather and celebrate after game victories. Ah, but stick around. There's more. Before, during and between games and seasons, you can come to team meetings, share a Christmas Eve ethnic meal, and attend a Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. If you can wake up at two o'clock in the morning, you will be taken on a night trip to collect coal along the railroad tracks. Then in early morning, go off to Wusic's for coffee and a log in the pot-bellied stove. And you can get a close look at the Depression on a national level as you join Lefty who goes “on the bum” hitting the rails, driven by curiosity and want for food at home. Meet World War I vets on their way to Washington for promised bonuses, walk to Niagara Falls, and take a cot in a New York City mission.
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God Is Good Even When Life Is Hard

“Why do you still believe God is so good?” “Have you done anything to deserve these trials?” (I could really relate to Job in the Bible in this area.) Dear reader, can you relate to this? It's a very hard place to be in life, isn't it?

Author: Katie Poindexter

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973671916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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Hardships, loss of health, heartbreak, and hope. This is the heart of Katie’s story. For three years, she battled an unknown, debilitating sickness. Finally, Katie was diagnosed with mold poisoning, fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, and a weak immune system – a diagnosis that still affects her life today. In the midst of her health struggle, she endured the heartbreaking and unexpected death of her intended fiancé. Yet during her hard, tear-stricken journey, Katie saw God lovingly taking care of her and bringing her encouragement through friends, the Bible, and His beautiful creation. Katie found hope and encouragement in the simple and true phrase, “God is good.” Her solid belief in this phrase sustained her during her journey as she learned more about her faith in the God Who loves her. Although the journey has been hard, Katie wouldn’t trade it for anything. It made her who she is today. Because of her love for people and her passion for her faith, Katie desires to use the story God has written for her to bring hope and inspiration to others. It is her sincere prayer that God uses her story to remind others just how good God is. Join her as she recounts the journey that made her realize that God is good, even when life is hard.
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It s Hard to be a Good Wife

"That's hard to say, the affairs of the world are unpredictable." Tang Yue retorted with a smirk. "It is inevitable that this kind of imbecile and incompetent person would not be able to achieve great things.

Author: Cang Ming

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649350107

Category: Fiction


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As an experienced surgeon, Tang Yue went to the living room and worked in the kitchen. As soon as he teleported, his job was gone, his house was gone, his money was gone, even his boyfriend who had just caught up with him was also gone. Fortunately, he was a decathlon, so he was able to win his grandmother's heart. He was able to arouse his father's love, wake his stepmother's heart, and deal with this little girl was a piece of cake. Wait a minute, what's going on with this man? It was impossible for patients and doctors to have true love! "You are so virtuous that This King wishes to take you as his wife." "Hire?" "Alright then, since you can't take advantage of the money, you can't have a concubine at home, you can't go to bed without washing your feet, you can't kiss without brushing your teeth, and if you want to have special services, you have to hand over all your property first. What do you say?" "Good!"
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