Word of the day

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ORENDA
Noun
DEFINITION
A supernatural force believed by the Iroquois Indians to be present, in varying degrees, in all object or persons, and to be a spiritual force by which human accomplishment is attained or accounted for.

Examples
This orenda is your power to do things, your force, sometimes almost your personality.
A sorcerer or shaman has orenda.
The mystical power of orenda is thought to pervade all things.
Through dreaming and sharing dreams, the Iroquois believed that they contacted the sacred power of orenda.

Happiness in a state of despair

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You saved me, every bit of me. It’s what I needed, not so much what I wanted. I Joined at the age of 17, people often ask “why?” but how do I even begin to answer that? I joined because I was running, I did it for my grandma who had passed, I did it because I needed structure, I did it because I just did it. There are so many reasons why I chose the path I chose but that’s another story for another day,┬áthis is about the despair I felt after running off. Continue reading

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ALTRUISTIC
Adjective
DEFINITION

Unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoistic); charitable acts motivated purely by altruism

Examples
We should not cast suspicion on altruistic people and organizations dedicated to improving the lot of people in need.
A threatened calf might share some genes with the rescuer, making the apparently altruistic act of saving it somewhat self-interested.
Evolutionary biology suggests our natural genetic instinct is to behave in an altruistic and supportive way if someone is being attacked.