Moroni’s Guide to surviving [and thriving] in turbulent times is a paradigm-shifting read!It helps you understand that God does not just want us to survive. He did not merely want us to endure to the end, he wanted us to find joy in the journey!He quotes Karen Lynn Davidson when she said “I have yet to see a marriage, by itself, turn an unhappy into a happy person.A really happy married person is almost always is one who was or could have been happy as a single person.” I loved it, everything is based off how we act!(When you think about it, how does anyone survive junior high school?) Most of all I worried that I would not compete well academically with the other students, as being a scholar was my goal. Fortunately I was blessed with a great mom who always seemed to be able to calm me down.When we react rather than act we will always be unhappy.Then John drops my favorite line when he states “Happiness is an inside job.” Happiness truly is a choice.
I never imagined, as a BYU student in 1968, that in my future I would ever have something important enough to say that several hundred students would show up to hear me—unless, of course, they were getting course credit and I was taking roll!I was recently searching the want ads in the newspaper and found some interesting ones. Evidently some people do not edit their ads before publishing them. For sale: Antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers. I am the oldest of five boys and thus felt some pressure to accomplish great things and be a good example for my four younger brothers. I wouldn’t know all the kids, since in junior high we came from several different elementary schools.Free puppies: Half cocker spaniel, half sneaky neighbor’s dog. The thought of going from classroom to classroom made me wonder if I would get lost and look like a fool. And I was most worried about how skinny I was at the time and about my new crop of pimples.From wild comments on masturbation, his desperate and failing Mayer was 32 at the time of those interviews, and has spent much of the past eight years trying to undo their damage.Now, at 40, he’s conscious of the way those interviews’ legacies lived on: “The elephant in the room is that we’re sort of talking about the double-headed dragon of the ., given six months apart, Mayer spewed the bile of his brain with unabashed frankness.