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Celebrity Infidelity

by The Urban Blabbermouth
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I remember the moment I learned Arnold Schwarzenegger had a child with his housekeeper.  In a split second, Arnold became a fallen man, an unworthy husband, and no longer the hero.

In the same split second, his wife, Maria, went from happily married to unhappily married.

For five years or so, I marveled at Arnold's and Maria's instantaneous transformation and I was puzzled how easily it happened.  Last month, l stumbled on an explanation. I present to you, The Past by Juan Carlos Botero from Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World.

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Time Travel

By Vol-E

I recently skimmed an article about financial and personal goals. The author said that while it is, obviously, useful to set goals, work toward them, and measure your progress, that can be discouraging when you feel you haven't gotten there as fast as you'd like to. It also has the drawback of focusing you too hard on a future that hasn't arrived yet (and may never arrive), to the neglect of the present and real successes that you ought to acknowledge.

The author goes on to recommend that you periodically look back 2, 5, 10, even 20 years or longer to where you were -- in which areas were you feeling a lack? What were you aiming and striving for then? How has it worked out? Better than you expected? Did you fail at achieving a goal? Or did your objective perhaps shift to something else? Did one or more goals simply peter out as you realized it wasn't what you really wanted?

I found this article encouraging. I've always been far, far more adept at looking …