Category Archives: education

Unrealistically Great Expectations

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our expectations have continued ever higher even as the pie is shrinking.. Let’s see if we can tie together four social dynamics: the elite college admissions scandal, the decline in social mobility, the … Continue reading

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Tackling the ‘Impossible’: Ending Violence

By Robert J. Burrowes Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the lines that it is ‘in our genes’, ‘nothing can be done about it’ or … Continue reading

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The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich to Excel in Elite Jobs

When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent. By Joe Pinsker Source: The Atlantic Over the past five years, the sociologists Daniel Laurison and Sam Friedman have … Continue reading

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GIVE AMERICA’S ‘HELICOPTER PARENTS’ A BREAK

Hovering parents don’t need lectures. They need a more equal nation. By Sam Pizzigati Source: OtherWords A good many of us aging baby boomers are having trouble relating to the “helicopter parents” of our modern age — those moms and pops … Continue reading

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What happens to cognitive diversity when everyone is more WEIRD?

By Kensy Cooperrider Source: aeon For centuries, Inuit hunters navigated the Arctic by consulting wind, snow and sky. Now they use GPS. Speakers of the aboriginal language Gurindji, in northern Australia, used to command 28 variants of each cardinal direction. … Continue reading

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Learning from Gandhi

By Robert J. Burrowes Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869: 150 years ago this year. There will be many tributes to Gandhi published in 2019 so I would like to add one of my own. This reflects … Continue reading

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Human Beings are Destroying Life on Earth but Deluding Ourselves that We are Not

By Robert J. Burrowes It is easy to identify the ongoing and endless violence being inflicted on life on Earth. This ranges from the vast multiplicity of assaults inflicted on our children and the biosphere to the endless wars and … Continue reading

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HOW TO REPROGRAM YOUR MIND TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR PERSONAL EVOLUTION

By Jonathan Davis Source: Waking Times For a long time we’ve been taught that evolution is a process that is happening to us. Thankfully we’re living in times where the human race is finally getting a grasp on the fact that we’re actually actively … Continue reading

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