I set out to test whether liberals favor obedience to authority just like conservatives do.
We may find it frustrating, but the relationship status between the Bible and sexual wisdom reads, "It's complicated."
For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.
In recent years, people have attempted to take responsibility for their personal development with performance tools and peer feedback systems. Some have been successful and made significant changes. Others, not so much.
The argument "But they use human shields!" has now become a hollow justification for innocent casualties and atrocities in warfare (instead of an explanation), and while many of us suspect that Hamas may be guilty of this, Israel's massive bombardments have now crossed some ethical line.
The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a ...
At the same time, it seems so antiquated to bring up old, stale, traditional values. Today, adults are often afraid to bring up traditional values to students because they appear "old-fashioned." I simply propose that old doesn't equal irrelevant
If you can say that Israel has the right to exist, than you must, in the same breath say that it has the right to defend itself from a fanatical religious cult that is hell-bent on its destruction.
Prone to fantasy, part of our minds and hearts wants to believe we are "free" -- free of others' needs, free of responsibility, free of the duty we owe the members of the human community on which we depend to survive.
Many of you reading this work directly with students. Perhaps you might work so closely with them, you've not been able to see a trend in the morals of today's high school and college students. This pattern has increased over the last thirty years, and many of us are missing the forest for the trees.
If one does a general Google search for STEM, there will be more than 60 million results. If you narrow the search to STEM education news, more than 70,000 articles will appear for the past year alone.
How we treat others is really in the end how we treat ourselves. Our outer conduct always has inner results. In a great little passage from Shakesp...
It's helpful when reporters link the entire press release or interview, as seeing a quote in context means everything. Which is why I am deeply troubled by a recent decision by Indianapolis-based WISH TV.
The problem, based on our observations of and conversations with parents, seems to be that the volume and power of messages that prioritize achievement and happiness are drowning out whatever messages we send about the importance of caring and responsibility for others.
How important are your business relationships to you? Think about your mechanic, banker, website designer, hair stylist, gardener, personal shopper or real estate agent. Why do you count on them?
Violence is not the most effective way to respond to injustice, but self-respecting individuals taking a stand together against injustice is. This is a price we all can afford. The question is do we respect each other enough to believe that others and ourselves are worth it?