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Our birthday card for celebrating independence

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Last updated 7/1/2021 at 9:26am

If you’re trying to beat the excessive heat by staying indoors this Fourth of July weekend and you run out of things to do, let me offer a suggestion.

Read the Declaration of Independence.

At 1,338 words it’s actually a short read. I’m sure you could find it on Kindle, but instead of listening to someone else read it, you read it. We learn more when we engage our minds in the active exercise of reading versus the passive course of listening — although the latter is essential and needed more these days.

Don’t worry about memorizing anything. Why put that much stress on yourself?


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