In a movie I love, a quirky documentary called Sherman's March, the documentary maker’s former high school teacher tells him, “As people get older, they get more like themselves. And you’re getting more boring.” I’ve never forgotten that.
Is TV an impediment to children developing virtue? Would we do anything about it, even so?
Should we? The ancient philosopher Seneca and the moral development researcher Thomas Likona each seem to suggest even a young Socrates couldn't resist Sponge Bob on his own.
When I googled quitting, there were literally pages of inspirational quotes about why quitting is bad. (You know, quitters never win, and all that stuff.) But I did find a Chinese Proverb that took a different view...
OCD Awareness Week is almost here. And this year, the International OCD Foundation needs our help spreading a powerful new message. Read on to learn how YOU can give hope to countless people struggling with The Doubting Disease.
Inspiration allows us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations and is a strong driver of creativity and well-being. In recent years, fascinating studies on inspiration have emerged, allowing us to take something as seemingly elusive as inspiration and understand its operation and impact on other important psychological outcomes.
Everyone is waiting for the latest news about the new iPhone ... never ending with Apple ... soon we'll see again long lines of people on Fifth Avenue in NY by the giant glass cube entrance of NY Fifth Avenue Apple store.
Emoticons are conceived of as nonverbal indicators of emotion. They attempt to substitute what is missing from computer generated communication: the emotional dimension which is primarily communicated through facial expressions. They have the power to soften, add to or intensify the meaning of the message.
With unemployment at almost 10% and an economy on the brink of depression, people are directing their frustration and fury against what they see as the cause of our national economic nightmare. They are protesting against one of the oldest and deepest of human evils. And scapegoating the most obvious, symbolic, convenient and concrete embodiment of that evil: Wall Street.