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From animals and nature to attachment and identity.
Lonny D. Meinecke Ph.D.
A Personal Perspective: Children are thinking about suicide more often now. If we honor the epoch of childhood instead of making them ashamed of it, we can extinguish these thoughts.
A Personal Perspective: Do you remember your partner's annoying habits?
Maybe nurturing the hope of not catching it will alleviate our symptoms.
Maybe our thoughts aren't just thoughts. Maybe they keep us company just like real things do, when those we miss are elsewhere.
Why is it always too late to say goodbye? Maybe our need to remember each other outweighs our need to see one another...
Our species is afraid of loss, even though we'll lose everything anyway when we leave this world. Often, we miss the thought of one another more than we miss life itself.
Many cultures want sons, not daughters. Yet evidence suggests that a long line of anonymous daughters made the difference in our survival, not the few first-born sons we recall.
Lonny Douglas Meinecke, Ph.D., teaches at King University in Tennessee. His research focuses on the wonder of life.