Authenticity Is A Choice Not An Excuse

Authenticity is not an excuse to behave badly. None of us gets to walk around doing or saying whatever we want to without consequences. Ideally, this is a lesson we learn as children, but most of us need to be reminded from time to time as we get older. In fact, one of the many…

A Change Of Heart

A lot of time is spent trying to change each other’s minds when what we really need is a change of heart. Modern technology gives us the ability to exchange ideas, opinions, and beliefs with almost anyone in the world in an instant. While we may hope that this free exchange of information would give…

The Obsolescence Of Old Beliefs And Behaviors

Simply because something has always been believed to be true does not mean that it actually is. There are many beliefs and behaviors we accept as truth by default. Often, these beliefs and behaviors are so common amongst our friends, families, and in our culture that we never really stop to consider whether or not…

An Aesthetic View Of Morality

Our choices are not always as clear as right or wrong; we must sometimes choose between beauty and ugliness. We often think of morality in terms of black and white, good and bad, right and wrong. This type of either/or thinking makes us feel better about the path we have chosen because it places us…

The Sword And Shield Of Truth (Happy Birthday To My Wife)

“I wasn’t born nice. I have to try really hard to be that way.”—My Wife Some people tell us exactly who they are, leaving us with the choice to believe them, accept them, love them, or leave. These people do not try to be someone else, they do not hide their truth, and they do…