Teardrops, Civility and Hope: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Sept. 14-18),?we wrote about men who avoid crying, refugees fleeing Syria in record numbers, employees bringing religious rules to work, Americans becoming uncivil with each other and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.


ManCrying.620Why Don’t Men Cry More Often? – Brad Hirschfield

Why do so many people in our culture still buy into the notion that “real men don’t cry”? In a recent piece on Aeon, writer Sandra Newman raises this question. And she suggests that there may be some utility in men containing their tears in certain situations… READ MORE


RefugeesRoad.620Syrian Refugees and the Need for Hope – Tsafi Lev

During celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew greeting L’Shanah Tovah means “for a good year.” But how can we possibly say it will be a good year with a straight face, when the U.N. predicts that the Syrian refugee crisis could escalate… READ MORE


ChareeStanley.620When Religion Disrupts the Secular Workday – Brad Hirschfield

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: After all the headlines about the county clerk jailed for refusing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky, a flight attendant named Charee Stanley has now made news for refusing to serve alcohol to… READ MORE


FrozenMan.Snowstorm.620Why We Freeze Up and Forget How to Communicate – Andrew Jacobs

We’ve lost the art of civil discourse. According to an annual “Civility in America” survey, more than 90% of us now consider lack of civility a real problem. More than a third of us admit to being uncivil to others. When we take into account social desirability bias… READ MORE


AvaDuvernayArray.620Film Fans, Sudden Loss and More: Must-Read Links – TWD

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Today’s list of intriguing essays, Q&A pieces and blog posts cover Ava DuVernay’s smart approach to sharing her work, the storytelling trend dubbed “quit lit,”… READ MORE


FreeSpeech.620Let’s Talk About Free Speech – Brad Hirschfield

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week, University of California-Berkeley regents declined to enact a proposed “Statement of Principles Against Intolerance.” It was a wise move, as the statement itself was an attempt to legislate away… READ MORE

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