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Why Power Corrupts Us
Power tends to corrupt us. So do privilege and status. Of course, we like to believe that it happens only to other people. We could never be corrupted by power and privilege. We’re too good for that. Unfortunately, however, we’re … Continue reading
Posted in Human Relations, Life, Psychology Tagged Consideration for others, Courage, Empathy, Power, Power corrupts, Privilege, Serenity, Wisdom 3 Comments
Are People Basically Good?
“People are neither basically good nor basically bad. They are basically free.” Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, Judaism, Philosophy Tagged Conscience, Dennis Prager, Empathy, Ernest Hemingway, Human Nature, Jonathan Haidt, Morality, Religion, Virtue 4 Comments
Ending the Violence, Part 1
My latest blog post for The Jerusalem Post: “The road to disaster is paved with pleasant illusions, and the way to deal with evil is not to ignore it,”1 advised Abraham Joshua Heschel. The English philosopher Francis Bacon wasn’t Jewish, … Continue reading
Posted in Judaism, The Jerusalem Post Tagged Aggression, Empathy, Evil, Evolutionary Psychology, Francis Bacon, Hatred, Heschel, Kin Selection, Racism, Sociobiology, Territoriality, Terrorism, Violence, War Leave a comment