We Need the Desiderata

How it can help us in our current chaos.

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In the early 1920s, Max Ehrmann wrote a piece of poetic prose named Desiderata. The word desiderata are Latin for “things desired” and Ehrmann’s work certainly contains advice and ideals that are desirable for our current world. This world of the pandemic, social unrest, political rancor, and uncivil discourse. Can we, in the beginnings of the 2020s, learn from something written in…

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