The Incredibly Heartwarming Story of Teddy Stoddard

Jean Thompson stood in front of her fifth-grade class on the very first day of school in the fall and told the children a lie.

Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same, that she would treat them all alike. But that was impossible because there in front of her, slumped in his seat on the third row, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

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35 Books to Help You Become Stronger, Wiser, and Better


There’s one statement that stands true throughout the history of mankind:

If you do the same thing everyone else does, you will achieve the same results.

The other side of the coin reads: if you want different results, you have to do something different.

If you want to stand out from the crowd (which I’m sure you do), you need to read more. Period.


One compelling reason to do so was given by Charlie Munger. In a 2007 commencement speech given at the USC School of Law, Charlie Munger – vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s right-hand man and investment partner said:

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How to Discover Your Purpose in Life

life purpose

You’re stuck.

You’re confused.

You feel how minutes go by. Hours go by. And days go by.

Days blend into weeks. Weeks turn into months. And months into years.

And you still can’t figure it out.

“What should I do with my life? What’s my life purpose?”

Whenever you ask those questions, your mind goes blank. And worse than that, you don’t even have a clue of what it could or should be.

You feel helpless. You feel desperate. You feel frustrated.

I understand the struggle you’re going through because I’ve been there. And sadly enough, there are a lot of people who are in that same place. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In today’s article, I’ll try to shine a light on this life’s most important question.

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