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I recently started my morning with a very early flight back to Madison, Wis., from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Luckily, I was two time zones ahead of my family and so once settled at the gate, FaceTimed with my daughter MacKenzie who is about to turn seven. She was telling me about her friend’s favorite animal and I asked, “MacKenzie, what’s your favorite animal?” She said, “A black panther.” I asked “Why?” and she replied, “Because they are fierce. Fierce and brave.”

The Case for Being Fierce and Brave

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