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The Heart of Money: Seal the Door Where Evil Dwells

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"I believe love wins, and find it does no good to read the negative news that I have little control over. I don’t have control over world affairs. I can vote. I can write articles and support candidates whom I believe are humble, honorable, wise, and driven to do the right thing."

Yesterday, I unsubscribed from The New York Times, Washington Post, and a few other news outlets. I am not trying to drop out of knowing what is going on. Rather, I found myself just wasting time. It is not productive and it does not feed my soul to read or see that President Trump did another stupid thing, told another lie, or ridiculed another person. It also does not help if I mindlessly repost another Facebook cartoon condemning all the things we’re doing to destroy our planet. I believe love wins, and find it does no good to read the negative news that I have little control over. I don’t have control over world affairs. I can vote. I can write articles and support candidates whom I believe are humble, honorable, wise, and driven to do the right thing. But in the end, I am peeing in an ocean of opinions, and mostly talking to people who mostly agree with my worldview. We love to have our ideas supported, after all. I suspect that there are not a lot of Fox News addicts reading this column. In my last column, I wrote about how tiny acts of heroism can transform the world. In this column, …

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Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland resides in Michigan with his four youngest kids, ages 5 to 10. He and his wife, Amy, try to be an example of Parenting for a Peaceful world, in which democracy begins at home.

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