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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, Robert E. Gunther

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The Lonely Man: Balancing Faith and Ambition

[The following essay was written for the students of a monthly Bible Study class that I lead, which fits in well with this book’s theme of finding wholeness.]

There seems to be a paradox at the very essence of our beings. On one hand, we are all discrete entities, separated from each other by our individual physical bodies, our personal histories, our sense of identity, our ideas, specific individual genetic makeup, cultures, and inherent inclinations. In the most literal sense, we are each alone. On the other hand, we are communal creatures, drawn together for survival, commerce, companionship, and love. And when we make a deep connection with another person, we realize that our separation is ...

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