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Aristotle on Unvirtuous Honesty

Can honesty ever be unvirtuous? I think initially many of us would say “no”. After all, many of us feel understandably that honesty is the best policy, as the saying goes. However, recently, I have become concerned about a troubling trend that I will call unvirtuous honesty. To explain what unvirtuous honesty is, it may… Continue reading Aristotle on Unvirtuous Honesty

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Is Encouraging Positivity Helpful or Harmful?

Is encouraging positivity helpful or harmful? Positivity is a buzzword in recent years. In fact, you have probably heard people recently urging you or others to be positive, to focus on positivity, or to strive to be happy. Philosophers and other thinkers and writers have long explored how humans can be more happy. For example,… Continue reading Is Encouraging Positivity Helpful or Harmful?

Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety

The Buddha on Our Thoughts, Anxiety, and Suffering

I think about suffering a lot. It may sound morbid to think about suffering frequently. But some sadness, painful emotions, and general suffering is a normal part of life. So, thinking about suffering and how to deal with it effectively is a survival skill. The Buddha certainly thought so. The Buddha was a prince who… Continue reading The Buddha on Our Thoughts, Anxiety, and Suffering

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Resilience Mouse: When We Feel Too Small

This is a message from Resilience Mouse for when we feel too small: Small things are powerful. Don't underestimate the power of small actions, thoughts, words, and steps done with love. Keep reading for Shelly's commentary. All of us feel too small sometimes--like we don't have what it takes to succeed. Maybe we feel like… Continue reading Resilience Mouse: When We Feel Too Small