Holiday Light, College Kids and Generosity: Our Week in Wisdom

On the Wisdom Daily this week (Nov. 30-Dec. 4), we discussed generalizing too negatively about young adults, prioritizing your own needs during stressful times, prescribing sexual standards for other people, participating in the ‘Giving Tuesday’ trend, shaming elected leaders about gun violence in America… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.


Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityToday’s College Students: Self-Absorbed and Narcissistic? – Brad Hirschfield

Are today’s college students really as “self-absorbed” and “narcissistic” as increasing numbers of people claim? Since broad generalizations, especially negative ones, are especially easy to make, much harder to prove and typically offered to… READ MORE


Oxygen MaskIs Putting Your Needs First Okay? – Rachel Barenblat

We all know these words: “To buckle your seatbelt, insert the metal buckle into the flap and pull. In the event of loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down. Even though oxygen is flowing, the plastic bag will not inflate. If you are traveling with a child… READ MORE


Parent child talkingSetting Expectations for Our Kids… and Ourselves – Brad Hirschfield

Can we expect “sexual purity” from our kids? Before defining that term, let alone answering the question, I should explain that I am addressing it for two reasons: one news-driven and the other driven by the ongoing challenge… READ MORE


GivingTuesdayWill ‘Giving Tuesday’ Get the Same Attention as ‘Black Friday’? – Elan Babchuck

“What? Am I boring you?” I asked, as my friend’s eyes wandered around his living room where we sat on the couch catching up last month.?”Oh, sorry. I’m just looking around the room and thinking about what’s broken, or might break soon… READ MORE


ChanukahChanukah Wants You! – Brad Hirschfield

Do you find yourself longing for greater peace, and a bit more light, in what often feels like an increasingly dark and confusing time? Given the events of the passing days, weeks and months, that’s not surprising. In fact, how could it be otherwise… READ MORE


Capitol BuildingGovernment Trust, Artisanal Funerals and More: Must-Read Links – TWD

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include a new report from Pew Research on government (dis)trust, a solution for economic stagnation, a first for… READ MORE


SanBernardino.2After San Bernardino, Is Prayer the Wrong Response? – Brad Hirschfield

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Outrage and a “God Isn’t Fixing This” headline was the New York Daily News‘ perspective, after fourteen innocent people were killed in San Bernardino, Calif., this week – the most deadly… READ MORE



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