Our empathy is getting better, but universal? No way.
Or is it a coping skill we learn as adults?
Generosity actually triggers pleasure circuits in the brain.
Childhood education is focused more on performance than ethics. Should educators return to old-school values, where character counts?
Recently my 5-year-old daughter saw E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the first time. It was, when I too was 5, the first movie I ever saw in a theater. I remembered the trail of Reese’s Pieces, the convenient Halloween costumes, the epic bike chase, and the tear-jerking glowing-finger ending when (spoiler alert) E.T. boards the ship […]
What if happiness is not circumstantial but volitional? What if happiness is up to us?