Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Read, and Use Common Sense

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be: For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulleth the edge of husbandry.”      — “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare One of the greatest crimes of contemporary schooling is that it keeps … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bad Side of In-Groups

You’re in the bedchamber of the dying King Henry IV (1366-1413), who united England through a bitter civil war. King Henry awakens and gives some final advice to his son, Prince Harry: “God knows, my son, By what by-paths and … Continue reading

Posted in Human Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Own Personal Iagos

In high school, I had a friend who tipped me off that someone secretly hated me. Pretty soon, however, I noticed that he told me the same thing about a lot of other people. So either I was most hated … Continue reading

Posted in Human Relations, Life, Psychology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment