Tag Archives: philosophy

Thoughtful Thursday: spreading kindness

Kindness seems to be in short supply these days in many parts of the world. We need all we can get, now more than ever in such stressful, uncertain times. Hopefully these kindness quotes will resonate with you. Pick one … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: leading a meaningful life

For most people in the northern hemisphere, Labour Day is the real mark of a new year. School begins, activities resume that have been in recess during the summer, and as summer starts to fade – and the glorious colours … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Choosing hope

 

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Wordless Wednesday: well, almost wordless … seeking happiness

“Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.” ~ Isaac Asimov

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Acceptance is key … but it’s complicated

A month or so ago a fellow blogger in the UK, Barry Hopewell, posted the final three stanzas of a compelling poem by Steve Taylor called Acceptance. I’ve been thinking about its message ever since. Let me start with those … Continue reading

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How do we determine what makes a good life? Just ask the Seven Grandfathers

The philosophy group I belong to (which has been meeting successfully by Zoom the past several weeks) is in the process of considering what topic we’ll explore when we reconvene in the fall. We seem to be choosing between the … Continue reading

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Kindness, compassion, and post-truth

My philosophy discussion group is “studying” Post-Truth this term. More often than not we’re exploring a philosophical topic where the ideas are so challenging (along with the writing) that we spend ages trying to make heads or tails of what … Continue reading

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Empathy

Originally posted on I can't believe it!:
Following is another great poem by Steve Taylor in his latest newsletter. It expresses in poetic form an important truth behind much of what is ‘wrong’ with the world today. The polarity…

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