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Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43 B.C. Cicero, one of ancient Rome’s greatest philosophers, once said that good men are always happy. This blog is dedicated to the ideal of good. Or in another word Happiness.

I have become convinced that one cannot “choose” to be happy. Happiness rather is a bi-product of our daily actions and decisions. We are happy when we are, in the words of Cicero, good.

So what is good? Great question, I am glad I asked.

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Rocky Stream
Photo By: Kristian j. Olsen

I don’t know about you, but some of my best thinking happens while I am exercising.

Today I decided I would take half of my lunch and head outside to get some exercise. While I was running stairs I started thinking about commitment. In my line of work I get the opportunity to support people in getting the most out of their educational experience. My colleagues and I often get frustrated when students end up dropping out, often due to a lack of commitment. But is that why they drop out? Is it due to a lack of commitment or is it due to misplaced commitment.

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