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Friday, July 13, 2007

Have you had enough of the celebrity driven circus revolving around Paris Hilton? As a popular media figure, shouldn't she be more responsible for setting an example for the impressionable fans who emulate her?

Not long ago the Boomers, or so called 'Me Generation,' were also seen as egocentric and self absorbed. But, more recently, they've developed the capacity for self reflection. Now entering the retirement years, they are serving the greater good and are often referred to as the 'We Generation.' All of us, including Paris Hilton, could learn a lesson or two from their changes in attitudes and behavior:

1. Let go of your concerns about the present moment and look at the big picture. As you already know, time passes quickly - use it to your advantage. Commit to making a difference. Set a long range goal about this and follow it up with short term objectives - then move forward, step by step.

2. Look to satisfying others instead of primarily giving yourself pleasure. Learn that gratitude is a very powerful emotion. Tell those you love what you appreciate about them. Watch their positive reaction to what you say and see how that makes you feel.

Go ahead - by implementing any one aspect of either of these ideas, you'll be making a change in your life and in the lives of others.

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