Philosophy

Philosophy

Getting Buy-In for a Vision

The game of 'telephone' was great for giggles when a pre-teen. However, the real-life effects of communication failures as adults rarely get the same response. Certainly the consequences tend to be larger and often longer-lasting, especially when attempting to have...

Philosophy

Moving Past the Limitation of Sin

We feel lost when, we are so focused on finding the "right" path, that we can't see the opportunities that surround us. We encourage freedom of imagination in our kids because we don't want them to get locked into the sin of bad habits. We entreat each other to...

Philosophy

Identity Trumps Decency

America's most powerful social product may very well be that of the politicized identity. Pick a label, shove the entirety of a person into it, then use this narrow caricature to condemn,  belittle, dismiss, celebrate and worship, depending on whether you like or...

Philosophy

The Insidious Lure of Dogmatism

“Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.' I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible...

Philosophy

The Lure of Mob Mentality

Nobody holds to a belief that they knowingly acknowledge is wrong or inaccurate. Each belief has an emotional and identity-defining weight attached to it. For every incremental increase in resources (time, energy, money, relationships) spent on maintaining a...

Philosophy

Our Journeys of Chance

The lucky-save is a classic story, that event awash with emotional weight, in which the person survived by the merest, slightest, of chances. Were a microphone to be present at the time, the likely most common phrase after would be "Whoa! That was lucky!" though...

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