Tag: Week in Wisdom


Big Brother, Self-Care and Jesus: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Dec. 14-18), we discussed the need to choose our language with care, the lawsuit over a major museum’s “racist” art, the impulse to tune out troubling news, the Star Wars fans blending science fiction into the Christmas story and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Talking About Donald Trump: Why We Should Channel George Orwell – Michael Bernstein Donald Trump makes me think of George Orwell, but perhaps not for the reason one might expect. My......

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Wealth, Holiday Habits and ISIS: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Dec. 7-11), we explored the emotional process of anticipating a major loss, the concern some feel about how to greet others at holiday time, the fear response achieved by terrorists, the competing priorities in our end-of-year schedules, the philanthropic announcement from a tech billionaire… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Grieving Loss Before a Death – Matt Gewirtz I foolishly thought burying my almost 91-year old father would have been easier than what my siblings......

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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.   Today’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......

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Thanksgiving, Choosing Your Words and Big Money: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Nov. 23-27), we took a closer look at what we can really learn about ourselves from a Facebook quiz, does fundraising for one thing take away from others, how to give yourself a break on Thanksgiving and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Is Any Holy Book Worth $100,000? – Brad Hirschfield If you suddenly had an extra $100,000, what would you do with it? Would you pay off outstanding debts for education or on your......

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Planning, Improvising and Grieving: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Nov. 16-20), we?took a closer look at the Starbucks cup controversy, the American public’s selective grief after shocking violence in Paris, the choice to make New Year’s resolutions early, how dance can teach us about relationships and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   The Starbucks Cup: It’s About Conversation – Michael Bernstein To paraphrase a famous statement, nonsense is nonsense, but the reaction to nonsense is worth looking at. What was at the bottom of the......

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Yale, Evolution and Turkey Time: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Nov. 9-13), we examined the tendency to increase our pace when slowing down may bring more contentment, the anticipation of joyful Thanksgiving gatherings, the surprising moments when violence seems natural and necessary, the trend among non-scientists to question evolution… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Too Much, Too Fast: Why We Need to Pause in Life – Min Kantrowitz One day, I realized I’d never seen a semi-colon as part of a tweet, those compact......

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Gratitude, Betrayal and Scully: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Nov. 2-6), we?discussed the popularity of conspiracy theories, keeping memories alive with sincere expressions of gratitude, a rabbi’s alleged crime against a teenager, a disappointing equal-rights defeat in Texas and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Why It Matters If We Love Conspiracy Theories – Brad Hirschfield The X-Files will soon return to TV for a six-part “event,” and even if you’re like me (and have never seen a single episode of the hugely popular 1993-2002......

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Science, Sorrow and the Supernatural: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Oct. 26-30), we took a look at the latest social media app under attack, the intersection of joy and sadness, the new research on faith and science in America, the football coach in hot water for praying publicly, the everlasting appeal of a good ghost story… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Yik Yak Is Back – Brad Hirschfield The popular social platform Yik Yak is back in the news. Not that it was ever......

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Breathing, Curiosity and Blame: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Oct. 19-23), we examined why moments of boredom are profoundly beneficial, how blame can make serious crises all the more difficult to solve, what it takes to “go public” with your political beliefs, what secular students seek by formally studying religious traditions… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Beyond Bored: Entering the Soul of Creativity – Adam Lavitt Recently, I introduced meditation to my high school spirituality class. I joined them, closing my eyes, peeking......

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Yearning, Imagining and Aging: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Oct 5 – 9), we explored the hypothetical scenario of choosing one special person to spend a day with, the hopeful Craigslist post filled with gratitude and yearning, the momentum we can tap into when we realize our days on Earth are limited, the new law causing controversy in California and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Who Would You Wish to Spend One Last Day With? – Brad Hirschfield If there were any person in......

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