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Do not be impressed by money, social status, or job title. Be impressed by the way someone treats other human beings.

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Noun: Agon  (AH-gahn) Definition: Conflict. Example sentence: There is always agon in our house when chores are assigned and one child says the other one has an easier chore.

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Sometimes you will succeed and sometimes you will fail, but everyday is a clean slate and a fresh opportunity.

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Do what you can with all love and passion irrespective of whether it pays you well or not. Joy in the result lives longer than the joy in the reward.

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Adjective: Amenable  (uh-MEE-nuh-buhl) Definition: Willing to agree or go along with; open to influence, persuasion, or advice. Example sentence: My boss was amenable to my request to work from home on Fridays.

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Stubbornness is the bearer of disaster.

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Adjective: Cavalier  (kav-uh-LEER) Definition: Careless; showing disregard; arrogant and haughty. Example sentence: The writer was cavalier about the truth and included multiple fallacies in the article.

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Noun: Temerity  (tuh-MER-i-tee) Definition: Boldness, recklessness, daring. Example sentence: The race car driver had the temerity to drive through the narrow gap causing a major accident.

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Our focus should be on making the most of our own lives, regardless of whether we start at the bottom or the top – not on envying the advantages and achievements of others.

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Adjective: Curt  (KURT) Definition: Rudely brief in speech; speaking in an abrupt manner, brusque, blunt. Example sentence: The man refused the offer with the curt response, “I’m not interested!”

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