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2 Full Speed Ahead in the Wrong Direction

A friend’s grandfather used to say: “I’m going at full speed, but I’m heading in the wrong direction.” His words could be the inscription that describes many people’s lives: lots of activity, plenty of busyness, full speed ahead—but not focused on what really matters. Indeed, what appears to be a loss of innocence and a descent into cynicism may actually be a failure to focus our lives on what really matters to us. If we are to continue to come to the world with a sense of innocence and hope, we must find a deep conviction about what is truly important to us.

What really matters to us seems like a simple enough question that ought to be easy to answer. But what really matters to us is often harder ...

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