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Tag Archives: observations about society
Cultivating anger is ultimately self-destructive. It’s also a choice, not a necessity. Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s book, Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice, which I’ve recently read, provides a liberating framework for thinking about this topic. I’m sure I’m going to … Continue reading
There is almost always more variation within a subgroup than there is between subgroups. The thing about this is that we often make very flawed assumptions about people based on “trends” or “tendencies.” So, for example, while it is true … Continue reading
We’re never going to agree about everything, but we can continue to talk.
When a bad idea’s time arrives, no amount of reason will stop it from being implemented.
Outstanding ideas often come when people work together, but committees often make spectacularly bad decisions. What’s with that?
Nothing is ever as simple as you think it is.
The vast majority of people are smart and well-intentioned.
In any organization (school, business, society), if more than a small number of people are misbehaving, it’s because something is wrong with the system, not with the people.
Always tip the housekeepers in the hotel. They work the hardest for the smallest pay.
Your favorite politician is almost certainly not your friend.