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How to live ethically
Arthur Dobrin D.S.W.
While science can provide us with the facts, wisdom can provide us with the path.
Fourth of July celebrations have been problematic for black Americans since the beginning of the nation. It's time to look at what we are really celebrating.
Whether you view protesters as peaceful or violent partly depends upon the frame that you bring to the situation.
COVD-19 has put a value on human life, but a person's value isn't the same as their worth.
Zooming is good for overcoming social isolation but you should allow yourself to be seen for the sake of others.
Is the pandemic making you lonely? Everyone needs human connection.
The toilet paper shortage can lead to a better environment and healthier people.
Those who see pictures instead of clouds are also susceptible to believing in bullshit.
Lying undermines the sense of trust necessary for a functioning society.
Loving yourself first before loving others is contrary to human nature. Love is interactive and reciprocal.
What do you do when your child's thoughtfulness doesn't turn out so well? Affirmation and criticism are what's needed.
It's probably not religion that makes people generous but being part of a community that you care about.
With more immigrants and refugees than ever before, how do we respond to those knocking at the door?
I stopped wearing a watch years ago and now, my students are putting down their smartphones. Have they begun to recognize the downsides to the technology?
Once we measured people by their character; now we like them if they win.
A study indicates that patients of psychological disorders and clinicians need to talk more about the progress of their treatment.
Consistency, not a foolish consistency, is important in providing clear direction regarding ethical behavior.
Are adults ruining the games kids play?
Do you think drawing a hand well is easy? It's not, and neither is being ethical.
What price are you willing to pay for your integrity?
What evolutionary psychology tells us about our addiction to social media
If you want to raise a moral child, this is the most important thing that you can do.
What values are you ready to live by?
You know what to do if you want an athlete, musician or scholar. How to raise a moral child shouldn't be left to chance, either.
There is a strong connection between happiness and being a good person.
Hope can be found even when it all seems hopeless.
Psychology and philosophy are both necessary to explore the problem of drinking too much.
More and better things probably don't make you happier.
How the media perpetuates mass shootings.
There is no right way or time-table to grieve. Everyone does it in their own way.
Arthur Dobrin, D.S.W., teaches applied ethics at Hofstra University. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of more than 20 books.
Thoughts and opinions of how to live an ethical life