This Taoist parable highlights how our obsession with evaluating outcomes can be a deceiving diversion that distracts us from action and inner peace. Continue reading We Can Never Know Whether Something is Good or Bad, and That’s Okay
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a deservedly maligned Hollywood trope. But, she hearkens to an ancient archetype which can unlock a deeper understanding of love. Continue reading For Love’s Sake, Let’s Reclaim the Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Tranquil chaos surrounded me, but I fervently believed that the humanities could offer answers to the big questions. Could a commonwealth of non-believers offer the same benefits of a faith community? Continue reading Building a Faith Community Without Belief in God
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. Continue reading Peter Pan, Existentialist Fairy Tale?
Whether parents admit it or not, most have a favorite child, though they should heavily consider whether admitting it would be in any child’s best interest. Continue reading Should Parents Admit Having a Favorite Child?
Experts estimate that one language goes extinct every 14 days. When a language dies, we lose history, culture, and a unique way of viewing the world. Continue reading Elvish Has Been Spoken for Centuries In This Small Swedish Community