The answer to whether complex civilizations or moralizing gods came first has significant ramifications for how we address social ills today.
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In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, a grieving parent becomes an education reformer, champions “Schools of Character.”
Death is for the Living
We dishonor a person's memory and do ourselves a disservice when we don't also acknowledge the dead person’s flaws, faults, or missteps—in other words, embrace their whole humanity. Whether we want it or not, funerals are spaces for emotional learning, not just grieving or reinforcing cultural norms.
For all its silliness and sentimentality, Peter Pan serves as a precautionary tale for those who fear the responsibilities of living, and the uncertainties of dying.
The dog is the only animal that has evolved specifically to be our companion—and has a unique ability to meet our needs.