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Daily Lift #640

Use the Ideas you Learn

Every person is unique. When you read ideas, try focusing on how they relate to you and your individual personality. Some ideas you'll want to incorporate into your world view. Other ideas you may want to share with someone else. In this way, you'll be using those ideas as a tool for doing an act of kindness.

What idea that you heard had the biggest impact on your life? Think of someone you can share that with. If you can't think of a specific person, share it with a stranger. Simply say, "I heard this idea, what do you think about it?"

(see Preface to Gateway to Happiness)

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