Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson What happens to your friendliness factor when someone disagrees with you?


I may err but I am not a heretic, for the first has to do with the mind and the second with the will! ― Meister Eckhart


The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

How to Cure Compassion Apathy

by Mike Bell “Why should I care?” that was the refrain in the Oingo Boingo 80’s hit “Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me”.  The song detailed really unfortunate things happening to people, and then the non-concern of the observer, echoing a sentiment shared by many of the self-focused masses living out of harm’s way.  We…


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. –Henry Thomas Buckle Having a great mind hinges on a DECISION, not DNA.

What Would It Take To Change Your Mind? | Create Your Own Moral Standard

When it comes to morality you only have two options. Either there is objective moral truth–a standard for right and wrong that is independent of what people think or feel.  Something would objectively true even if no one agreed with it. The other option is subjective moral truth.  All truth claims are really just the…

An Unfortunate Understanding

Can’t trust ’em.  They are going to look out for each other. No justice!  No accountability! This statement could just as easily roll of the seething lips of a cynical black man as from a mollycoddled white conservative.  Though both men may feel worlds a part from one another.  Though the route, the experiences, the cultural narratives…