Richard G. Petty, MD

Suffering, Hope and Transcendence

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“Suffering is the leveler that reminds us of our common mortality, that none of us is exempt from the difficulties of human life. When suffering and despair come together, they provide us with the opportunity to affirm hope, love ourselves, and to say, against all odds, ‘And yet I will love, and yet I will hope.’ It is then that we learn transcendence; it is then that we know the beauty of oneness, of being part of the network of connectedness.”

–Carol Pearson (American Director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, a Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Maryland and Coauthor of the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator, 1944-)

“The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By” (Carol S. Pearson)

Don’t Wait!

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”          

–Anne Frank (German Diarist, 1929-1945)

The Need for Myths

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“Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men’s reality. Weird heroes and mold-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of “the rat race” is not yet final.”       

–Hunter S. Thompson (American Journalist and Writer, 1937-2005)   

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