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Virtue

Why Integrity Is So Vital to Our Fulfillment in Life

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph W. Gauld

If we aren't fully satisfied with the life we are leading, maybe it's because our mind is not in sync with this deeper part of ourselves, and we are not on the path to achieve the needed integrity to make us whole.

From Entitled to Empowered: Building Four Virtues in Students to Combat Entitlement in the Classroom

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

It may sound old fashioned, but the recipe for healthy students, who don't act "entitled," requires an environment that cultivates the following timeless virtues.

Maybe You're Not Failing Enough

Joe Boyd | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Joe Boyd

I've come to believe that failure is the currency used to purchase two of the most sought after human virtues. Here's my talk. Let me know if you agree.

America Isn't the Greatest Country on Earth -- And That's Just Fine

Matt Bieber | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Matt Bieber

Can we be honest for a second? It's an obnoxious thing to say. How would you respond to someone at a party who talked this way about himself? But more than that, it's confusing.

Being Kind is Underrated

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she was less intelligent, less ...

The Need to Build Virtuous Organizations

Frank Islam | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

We don't know how many virtuous organizations there are in the United States today. We do know that we need more -- many more.

Valuable Life Lessons to Gain From Thanksgiving

Suna Senman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Thanksgiving offers opportunities to learn and bequeath meaningful life lessons for peace, joy and happiness. November can be a gray, cold and diffi...

5 Lessons Learned From A Very Unlikely Source

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Virtues are our moral duties to each other and to ourselves. And as with any other precious element of life, virtues must be shared to be felt. Extend your highest virtues, your greatest parts of your self, and gift them to the world to feel them grow in your heart.

Compassion as a Moral Force

David DeSteno | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

The more frequently any of us feels compassion in our daily lives, the more it prevents escalations of violence as a method to deal with the immoral actions of others. Of most import, it doesn't even matter toward whom we feel that compassion.

Combatting Wrath With Patience: 7 Virtues + 7 Vices For Our Vets

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

Faced with joblessness, homelessness and severe emotional scarring, many of our veterans are getting pretty angry -- and rightfully so. The problem is, this deadly sin has a track record for making problems worse, and the last thing our warriors deserve is more turmoil coloring their new post-war normal.

Combatting Pride With Humility: 7 Virtues + 7 Vices For Our Vets

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

When we hear the word "pride," our first reaction is probably pretty positive. Team pride, military pride, school pride: these all show we're willing ...

Mark Williams: Anyone Can Be Wise

Mark Williams | Posted 07.07.2013 | Women
Mark Williams

While wisdom is not the enemy of emotional commitment nor of cool rationality, neither strong emotion nor logic alone are the best route to the wise mind. While only few can be clever, anyone -- no matter what their job, age or status -- can be wise.

The Lax Logic of Libertarians

Jag Bhalla | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Jag Bhalla

Crucial questions are misframed by pitting J.S. Mill and free-market libertarian faith against Mayor Bloomberg, reason and experience.

New Year and Old Yearnings

Jag Bhalla | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jag Bhalla

Certain virtues are certainly rational. It is an unskilled use of reason to think otherwise. Or to fail to at least try to act accordingly.

Finding Our Virtue

Tim Willard | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Tim Willard

We cannot expect high civility from our national leaders or our own public discourse until we return to the high pursuit of virtuous leading and living. It's time to do the hard work of the good, the beautiful work of the virtue.

Impatience as Digital Virtue

Evan Selinger | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology
Evan Selinger

In environments where Google creates new kinds of searchers, Amazon creates new kinds of readers and Apple create new kinds of digital companionship, just what kinds of human capital do these innovations create?

The Meaning Of Virtue And Virtuosity

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

It's within our power to become virtuoso humans. The process involves a step-by-step examination of the ways in which we relate to ourselves and the world around us

Indoctrinate Your Children Well

Larry Doyle | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Larry Doyle

Once upon a time, the lessons propagated by Dr. Seuss, then called conservation, anti-totalitarianism, equality, spirituality and trying new foods, were universal virtues we all wanted to teach our children. But now the right has exposed them as socialist scams.

The Virtues And Vices Of American Rail Travel

Thomas A. Shakely | Posted 02.01.2012 | Travel
Thomas A. Shakely

For all the manifest deficiencies and embarrassments of American passenger rail, its great virtue lies in its ability to introduce one to beauty.

At the Edge of Self-Destruction

Bruce Fein | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The United States has lost its philosophical soul. The nation's predominant motivations are money, sex, power, domination, fame and indulgence. These are the motivations of children and adolescents.

Intelligent Testing

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

I still have a healthy dose of skepticism for the tests. But I'd like to see creativity better measured and appreciated.

When Rights Become Wrong

Elizabeth E. Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth E. Evans

Those of us Christians who espouse a right-based framework that doesn't consider the goals and health of others are playing with ideas that certainly would have surprised the early church.

A Dispassionate Look at American Exceptionalism (Uh-Oh)

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

The US is as great as its people are smart and its leaders good. ...

Note to a Married Man

Lisa Derrick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Derrick

Dear Sir: On reflection, given the circumstances to which you are wedded, I must decline your offer to recline, as I feel it is neither prudent nor ...

Balanced Life -- Do You Buy Green? Refrain From Nagging? Embody Virtue? Better Watch Yourself!

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One interesting aspect of human nature is our tendency to pat ourselves on the back for being good, and then turn around and do something bad.