The scapegoating tendency
Apr04

The scapegoating tendency

Scapegoating is one of the most universal of human tendencies. When we face difficulties, especially difficulties that…

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How gossip can go dangerously out of control
Jan17

How gossip can go dangerously out of control

Suppose we pushed a small snowball down a hill just for fun. It rolls down out of our sight and we forget about it. But it rolls…

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Are we rude to the crude?
Aug19

Are we rude to the crude?

Suppose we come from an urbane background and behave in ways that our culture considers well-mannered. Suppose we meet …

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What the faults we see in others tell us about ourselves
Jun22

What the faults we see in others tell us about ourselves

Our mind often sees outside what is present inside it. If greed or lust are present inside us, we immediately notice the objects…

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How to hold others accountable without becoming judgmental
May27

How to hold others accountable without becoming judgmental

Suppose police remain silent while a rioting mob lynches hapless victims. For such an alarming dereliction of duty, the…

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To be truly non-judgmental, stop being judgmental about those who are judgmental
Feb04

To be truly non-judgmental, stop being judgmental about those who are judgmental

 If we are judgmental, we make snap judgments about people. We blame them for actions that were almost inevitable for them…

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