The quality that produces gemstones in abundance

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” — Thomas Carlyle . . . . . . . Persistence. Think about it. Think about being under the earth, coming under the vast pressure of rock on rock […]

Personality matrix

“Don’t compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday.” — Jordan Peterson . . . . . . . It is within our power to change who we are. This is something that can be borne in mind if you consider yourself to be a jealous, short-tempered person, or whatever negative […]


“Time and tide wait for no man.” — Geoffrey Chaucer . . . . . . . Every generation thinks the succeeding generation doesn’t quite measure up to snuff. This is a general lament of the passing of time. Time doesn’t play favorites, and it definitely doesn’t give free passes to its trapped prisoners to […]