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The Unintentional Life

Posted by on December 1, 2022 in General

I read a lot and see many videos today about planning one’s life. And daily, I am inundated with offers from Business and Life “Mentors,” who promise to teach me how to “achieve more” and become “financially independent.” Everyone emphasizes setting goals and having a ten-year plan. Some others say we must “visualize” our future in order to make it happen as we desire. And all of these claims are supported by research and statistics. – However, real Life is not like that.
Many have heard this verse from a poem by Robert Burns, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. And leave us nothing but grief and pain, instead of promised joy.” It is a universal truth that extends to every form of life, from mice to men. No matter how deeply we dream, the passion of our desire, or how well we prepare, external forces and unforeseen circumstances too often thwart our efforts and lead us down other paths, unexpected, and ones for which we are unprepared. – This is the experience of most people who have lived, I believe.

What has been your experience?

Mark Baird

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Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a HirePatriots.com website for their location. Find more information about our military programs at PatrioticHearts.org. And please make a contribution of any kind. Thank you.

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