Are emotions subjective or objective?
May09

Are emotions subjective or objective?

Our emotions shape us significantly. What enlivens us, what enrages us, what enchants us — all this reveals who we are.…

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Regret for wrongdoing reforms, regret for only the consequence of wrongdoing deforms
Mar01

Regret for wrongdoing reforms, regret for only the consequence of wrongdoing deforms

Suppose a teenager drives beyond the speed limit just for the thrill of it and gets caught. On being penalized, they may feel…

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Covering our tracks thoroughly is not intelligence, choosing our tracks thoughtfully is
Sep23

Covering our tracks thoroughly is not intelligence, choosing our tracks thoughtfully is

Our impure desires sometimes impel us to do something wrong. After such wrongdoings, we often cover our tracks thoroughly…

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We are inflammable, not incorrigible – we need caution, not condemnation
Jul04

We are inflammable, not incorrigible – we need caution, not condemnation

Suppose we can’t resist some sensual temptation despite trying repeatedly. Over time, we may become disheartened, …

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Taking advice from vice traps us in the vise of vice
Nov13

Taking advice from vice traps us in the vise of vice

The vise of vice refers to the unbreakable grip (vise) with which we are held by our lower desires (vices). An example of such…

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Temptation talks and stalks, relentlessly
Apr26

Temptation talks and stalks, relentlessly

Suppose a salesperson tries forcefully to sell us their product and relentlessly follows us wherever we go. We may try their…

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