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Give up Blaming Others

if we persist in blaming, we will lose our own sense of vitality.

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"Academic Arguments" and its strict boundaries

While anything goes in political and marital arguments, academic arguments, like legal ones, occur within strict boundaries. Academics have few documented rules to guide them; their strictures are mostly unspoken.  Academic arguments earn praise for their “originality,” and academic lose… Read More ›

“Academic Arguments” and its strict boundaries

While anything goes in political and marital arguments, academic arguments, like legal ones, occur within strict boundaries. Academics have few documented rules to guide them; their strictures are mostly unspoken.  Academic arguments earn praise for their “originality,” and academic lose… Read More ›

Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Many of our established communication patterns might contribute to dysfunctional relationships, misunderstandings and frustration. While making “moralistic judgments” about other people can alienate them. This differs from making “value judgments,” which we do all the time. Comparing people to each… Read More ›

Refuge: The Neighboring Nations

When Europe and North America turned their backs on Syrian refugees, much of the obligation fell on neighboring nations. Iraq accepted 200,000 Syrian refugees, while Jordan and other middle-income countries also took on thousands of exiles they couldn’t necessarily afford. Uganda, likewise, embraced a generous approach… Read More ›

Refuge: To Flee or Not to Flee

No society is perfect. In the United States, African-American men are at greater risk of police violence. In Saudi Arabia, a woman who commits adultery might face public execution. In Russia, dissidents who denounce Vladimir Putin may find themselves jailed, or worse. But regardless… Read More ›

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