Category Archives: civilization

Remembering How to Thrive

Of the many questions raised by the film “Thrive” is “why are we as humans not thriving?” Whether you agree with the film’s answers or not, the questions remains a valid one. Many of us take for granted that our … Continue reading

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A Film for the Future

If everyone in the world decided, today, to be more compassionate, the entire planet would be transformed overnight. In the interest of convincing more people to make that decision, I urge that you watch this film all the way to … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters as Jump-Starts for Compassion

The title pretty much says it all here. Hurricane Irene caused massive damage in many places, including Brattleboro, VT. But my understanding is that the people’s response to the disaster there is this: helping each other. Volunteers have been cleaning … Continue reading

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On Loving Enemies

I don’t believe in every word that the Bible has to say, but here are some pertinent (and very often-referenced) ones: “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn … Continue reading

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What We Yearn For

This post is adapted from a conversation I just had in the comments section of an earlier post, and I thought it warranted further exploration. Many indigenous tribes have known for millennia that we (humans) are intimately connected with all … Continue reading

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