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Self Sacrifice

"Me Before You" - Movie Trifle or Truth?

Terry Newell | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Terry Newell

Me Before You, the newest edition to the "boy meets girl, tear-jerker" movie genre has earned mostly snarky reviews from critics, who find it a formul...

The Shackles of Paternalism

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Today, the "nanny-state" is omnipresent. Its latest pernicious intrusion pertains to pain relief medication. Doctors are being told to restrict their prescriptions of opioids, the drugs (such as Percocet and Vicodin) used to reduce extreme pain. Why? Because the government is concerned about patients who overuse the drugs, leading to addiction and sometimes death.

Reconceiving the Idea of Selfishness

Peter Schwartz | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

In the realm of ethics, no characteristic is more widely condemned than selfishness. Practically no one challenges the premise, which we're all taught from childhood, that acting for one's own benefit is morally tainted, while sacrificing for the benefit of others is the essence of moral virtue. It is considered self-evident that selfishness is evil.

The Hazards of Non-Belonging

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We have explored the nature of non-belonging, how it is created, the losses and consequences and what it means to bring healing to it. It is important to allow for differing levels of belonging with an inner circle of friends being where we feel most welcomed, understood and accepted.

Memorial Day -- But Don't Call It a Sacrifice

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

As an Objectivist, I oppose the idea that self-sacrifice is the right way for people to deal with one another. I don't believe you have a moral duty to subordinate yourself to others.

The Greatest Gift That You Can Give Your Partner

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we no longer hold our partner responsible for the fulfillment of our needs, everything changes. This is easier said than done, but it is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to insure that our relationship will be mutually satisfying.

Are Mothers Less Than?

Barbara Bassill | Posted 07.13.2013 | Women
Barbara Bassill

What kept me from following my dream of sharing my mama wisdom? It was the good old belief that it was my "duty" to be there for my family.