iOS app Android app

Ignorance

Look Behind The Scenes: How Ignorance Is The Silent Killer In School Shootings

Unwritten | Posted 10.19.2016 | College
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Kylie Stigar-Burke. Unfortunately after school last week, I discovered the news of two campus shootings in one d...

Unity Consciousness

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Unity Consciousness mostly means thinking and ultimately acting in ways that unite us to ourselves, others, Nature or to the God of our understanding....

Millennial Speaks Out About a More Compassionate Society

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Millennials seem to getting a bad rap as if they are too self-centered and privileged. But, in my experience as a parent and psychoanalyst, the Millennials are politically adept, inclusive, and passionate about their ideals

What the Buddha Might Say to 'the Donald'

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The Buddha clearly taught about the dangers of greed, hatred and ignorance, what he called the three poisons, that Trump seems to display quite frequently.

Learning How to Dance

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Perhaps there is no dividing line between human beings and the rest of the universe, and what they do, if that action emerges from their depths, has a quality as natural as thunder or rain.

Is "Dumb And Dumber" An American Political Trademark?

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Bernard Starr

What else don't our elected officials know? And should we be concerned? More important, can we do anything to ensure that our representatives are informed on important issues?

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

The Year Of The Know-Nothing Candidates

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who earned degrees from Oxford and Brown, previewed his presidential candidacy last year by unveiling a 47-...

Happy Endings: The Unrealistic Expectation

Emma Shenton | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Emma Shenton

Life, in all reality, is a balancing act -- a balancing act of depravity and morality, of your needs and the needs of others, of humor and solemnity, of individuality and commonality, of privacy and disclosure, and the list stretches on for an eternity.

Our Simple Role as Global Citizens in Fending Off Discrimination

Zeena Saifi | Posted 07.23.2016 | Home
Zeena Saifi

Painting people with a single brush is the most common form of bigotry. And although ignorance is indeed dangerous, the illusion of knowledge is undeniably worse. They are both branches that diverge from the same poisonous tree.

Racism and White Silence

Nathan Timmel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Nathan Timmel

When confronted with racist attitudes, I remained silent. As a child, I wanted to fit in and be liked. I just learned to bite my tongue. That changed when I became a teenager and hormones and anger took over. Now, as an adult, I am probably more outspoken and belligerent than I should be.

6 Things You Should Never Say in a Wine Shop

Thrillist | Posted 07.07.2016 | Taste
Thrillist

"Smooth" is not, and never will be, a real tasting note. It is, however, a type of criminal.

Somewhere Right Now, On This 21st Century Mother's Day, a Woman Is Being Accused Of Witchcraft

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We may idealize women in the role of mother, but the urge to demonize the female isn't just a tribal one. Do you know when the last woman was imprisoned for witchcraft in Great Britain?

Is It Hate Speech or Just Ignorance?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 06.13.2015 | College
Kate Blanchard

It would be foolish to tell African Americans not to be sensitive about race, to tell Jews not to be sensitive about religion or to tell Sikhs not to be sensitive about airport checks. Likewise, it is foolish for a straight, married man to tell lesbians and gay men not to be sensitive about marriage.

Message from Mali: There is No Life Without Music

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.27.2015 | Home
Paul Stoller

We have much to learn from The Caravan of Peace and the likes of Khaira Arby and Songhoy Blues. As in Mali, there is no shortage of political and economic oppression in the United States. Considering the ever-growing celebration and extension of ignorance, intolerance, hate and social violence, the prospect for our future generates no small measure of fear.

Moving Beyond Ignorance

Robin Hall | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Robin Hall

I never get when people say, "I have no regrets." I will continue to apologize forever for my idiocy.

We Need Free Speech Because We Are Ignorant

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We are all ignorant; none of us have all the answers. That fact is not only a strong argument in favor of free speech and against those who would suppress it -- it is a spur toward greater wisdom.

When Students Won't Read

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 03.09.2015 | Education
Keith M. Parsons

Not only do students not read much, some actually express an active hostility towards reading. But being able to read is half the benefit of being human. As far as I am concerned, if I couldn't read, I'd just as soon be running around the Serengeti with the hyenas and wildebeest.

Fear and Ignorance Are the Locks

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not possible for anyone other than me to know my gender. But I cannot hate the people whose actions and beliefs are at the very root of why a transgender teenager would find it necessary to end their own life.

Thinking About the Future From the Edge of Darkness

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Elections often highlight shifts in society. In America, the upcoming midterm election is no exception. The half-truths that today constitute our political discourse are likely to produce a set of results that will bring us to the edge of darkness. Fear has trumped science and ignorance has obliterated reason.

The Heartache of Bullying Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Patrice Bendig

I'm not that 9-year-old little girl praying silently each day on the way to school that the bullies would pick on someone else that day. But I am that 25-year-old woman who still has feelings and expects more from humanity.

Mistakes Happen. Deal with Them and Change

Michael Drew | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Michael Drew

Making mistakes isn't the same thing as being stupid. We have a tendency to blame ourselves, or believe ourselves to be stupid for committing errors. But this simply is wrong. When we recognize our errors, we can course-correct.

Coming Out, Again: A Singer Battles Depression and Stage Fright

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

Words have meaning and intent, and denial of this fact is ignorant. I believe that in the great cage match of life, enlightenment destroys ignorance, and enlightenment is my truth, my whole truth, and nothing but my truth, in whatever way I choose to illuminate the darkness of my own tightly-locked closet.

Summer's Culture of Ignorance

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Things often get crazy during an American summer. It was during the summer months, after all, that the Tea Party emerged. Maybe summer gives people ...

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"