"The self-forgetful person would never be hurt particularly badly by criticism. It would not devastate them, it would not keep them up late, it would not bother them. Why?"
In two paragraphs Henri Nouwen conveys incredible insight on the nature of darkness and light, cynicism and joy.
An article from The Atlantic says gossip can strengthen interpersonal bonds and make us better people. I am dubious.
The saying "that which does not kill us makes us stronger" suggests that suffering automatically produces strength. It does not.
I'm walking through a trial that has led me to study what different thinkers say about suffering.
What if we are not primarily thinking creatures, but creatures of habit? What if we are not driven mainly by what we know, but by what we love? My review of this incredible book by James K.A. Smith.
A blog post at Nautilus argues that we need a whole new class of experts who study the science of stupidity. But don't such people already exist?