Eleanor Roosevelt’s Thoughts on Humility By Laura A. Roser   About a month ago, I read Eleanor Roosevelt’s autobiography, You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life. I found myself highlighting various passages and writing notes on index cards. In one section of the book (around page 63), she discusses maturity. Her first…

by Laura A. Roser   Jean-Paul Sartre was a French Philosopher born in 1905. Although a recognized  intellectual, he is perhaps best known for his fictional works and plays, which are richly  symbolic and espouse his strong views against the existence of a god and a person’s responsibility to define herself. The Roman Catholic Church was…

The Tibetan Buddhist Concept of Being Hooked Have you ever been hooked by a negative narrative? Someone says something and your mind goes into a tailspin of destructive thoughts. Let’s say your neighbor says, “That’s an interesting choice.” And he points to your newly planted flowers. You smile, not quite knowing what he means and…

by Laura A. Roser   In Phaedo, Socrates states that an unexamined life results in a soul that is “confused and dizzy, as if it were drunk.” The only way to develop a soul that is sound is to continually ask questions. How Do You Define “Good”? Socrates, often referred to as one of the originators…

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