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It is Practice That Makes Possible — Not Belief

Beginning in 2008, every year, when the winter holiday shopping season begins in the US (which these days seems like some time around Labor Day), Macy’s department store changes all of its decor and slogans to just one word: Believe! Bus advertisements, street flags, shopping bags and television commercials carry … Read more




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Great Principles, Issues, Causes: Martin Luther King on Fear and the Death of the Spirit

“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid…. You refuse to do … Read more




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Martin Luther King, Jr. on Creative Maladjustment

Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech at Western Michigan University (Dec 18th, 1963) is excerpted above. The full transcript of the speech is below. In it, Dr. King addresses modern psychology and introduces the idea of creative maladjustment: Modern psychology has a word that is probably used more than any other … Read more




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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Therapist for us all

Martin Luther King Jr. provides brilliant therapeutic insight and leadership in his sermon “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart” – Here are some experts from it, from the book Strength to Love: “…life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony. We must combine the … Read more




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