Monthly Archives: January 2016

On Building the Virtue of Being Rejected

I came across this story on NPR, which discusses a young man, Jason Comely.  Jason didn’t go out that much.  Nine months before, his wife had left him for someone else.  From this experience, Jason withdrew from life and didn’t … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 19, 2016)

Ethics A sobering idea that the reason we exist is because of some past tragedy.  As an example, the reason I exist is because of the Vietnam War.  Would you be willing to sacrifice your existence to prevent that tragedy? … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 11, 2016)

Culture There is a prediction there is a relationship between taking selfies and social exhibitionism, being extroverted, and self-esteem.  A late study shows that those who take selfies have high social exhibitionism, are extroverted, but there is no relationship between taking … Continue reading

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Cynicism linked to Dementia

A new study has revealed that being cynical could be linked to dementia.  It’s interesting that a character trait has been linked with brain deterioration.  Moreover, against a popular misperception, there is no link between cynicism and early death.

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