…d traffic, are being consistently overlooked in favor of fluff pieces. Subjectively, I need to ask, how many “ten ways to (add in mindless list of the day)” do we really need to read? That is to say, more diverse and rich content of varying genres would go a long way to making this …
It’s not easy to put pen to paper. It’s even harder to share it. And nothing will prepare you for the panic and exhilaration you will feel when you realize total strangers are reading thoughts so intimate, they originated in the space between your ears. But if you have a point of view, if you have something to say, it is my hope that you will take a c…
eli…ust rolled out of bed, got in front of the camera, and just started spouting off on his pet peeves. I left that meeting feeling very small. The religion I was in was not expansive, not life-affirming. It was small. It was petty. And it was utterly controlling.
…ink for yourself and to view your beliefs, whatever they are, as waypoints instead of destinations. Ultimately, what Joseph Smith learned in his teens matters much less than what you will learn in yours. So choose faith. Trust enough to learn as you live and follow the truth you discover.
rson that made that mis…ver done, it would be hard for me to find a job. We’ve all done stupid, bad, immoral things before. We’ve all done something that someone would consider unintelligent, racist, sexist, evil, whatever. For many people, the only reason they can live with themselves is the knowledge that they can grow and become better than the person that made that mistake. Making mistakes is the most important part of growth.
…nvalidating other shades of belief and different perspectives that the LDS message loses its power. If Mormonism is truly for everyone, than a wide array of perspectives and degrees of belief should be present in every meeting. They should be out in the open, not hidden away and ignored like a leprous vagabond.
But just as each of us can start using our own curiosity the moment we decide to, we can help create that golden age of curiosity in the wider culture. We can do it in some simple ways, by answering every question our own children ask, and by helping them find the answers when we don’t know them. We can do it, within our own power, at work in a whole range of small but invaluable ways: by asking questions ourselves; by treating questions from our colleagues with respect and seriousness; by welcoming questions from our customers and clients; by seeing those questions as opportunities, not interruptions. The point isn’t to start asking a bunch of questions, rat-a-tat, like a prosecutor. The point is to gradually shift the culture — of your family, of your workplace — so we’re making it safe to be curious. That’s how we unleash a blossoming of curiosity, and all the benefits that come with it.