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The Invitation by Oriah

THE INVITATION  by Oriah
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon... I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful to be realistic to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you ca…

The Microcosm to Penn State Child Sex Abuse

Wolverton writes in The Chronicles of Higher Education stating that according to the 267-page independent report released on July 12th 2012,

“A reverence for football was largely to blame for a series of missteps by to Pennsylvania State University administrators in failing to report repeated allegations of child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky” (2012).
In addition to this,
“Two Penn State officials—Graham B. Spanier, the university's former president, and Joe Paterno, the revered coach—took the brunt of criticism in the report. They and other top leaders displayed a "total disregard for the safety and welfare" of children, the report says, and hid critical facts from authorities about the alleged abuses.”[. . . ]“The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized,” Mr. Freeh said (2012).
The report further concluded that said officials and other top leaders refrained from coming forward to “avoid the consequ…

This Is What You Feel When You Get Left Out

Persons who were excluded from participating in a game showed a similar pattern of brain activation (in the right ventral prefrontal cortex) as participants experiencing physical pain measured by fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging).  Something to think about.

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