Tag Archives: current events

We are All Responsible for Mass Shootings. Here’s How Heroism Can Help.

Another mass shooting in the United States. Another call for thoughts and prayers. Another round of bickering about causes and solutions that goes nowhere. Then what do we do? Do we reset the tragedy clock and hopelessly wait for it to happen again? We all know that’s not a satisfactory answer. We know we can’t […]
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Join the Fight Against Humanity’s Real Frenemy

Franklin D. Roosevelt warned us about it. H.P. Lovecraft told us it’s the oldest and strongest emotion. Martin Luther King insisted it’s the reason we don’t get along with each other. They were all talking about fear. If humanity ever had a “frenemy,” it’s fear. It’s the first example of the proverbial double-edged sword, something […]
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It’s Important to Understand What a Hero is NOT

I’ve written about the need to expand the definition of the hero. But it’s not enough to describe what a hero is; we also need to know what a hero is not. A hero is not meant to be a sacrifice. The sacrifice part of heroism is incidental, a by-product of taking action to aid others. […]
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Let’s Fight Terrorism with Better Ideas

The abhorrent attack on Paris has brought the threat of terrorism back to the forefront of global news. The question is, what can we do to stop it? Is there something more we can do besides answering violence with violence? Can we win a war for the minds of potential terrorist recruits? And what can […]
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