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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Passing blame is easy but disempowering, accepting responsibility is tough but empowering
Dec12

Passing blame is easy but disempowering, accepting responsibility is tough but empowering

Whenever things go wrong, our mind naturally looks for a scapegoat. We want to blame others because it seems to be an easy …

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To be nice is not to be naive —  it is to be free from the control of vice
Oct08

To be nice is not to be naive — it is to be free from the control of vice

Some people say, “If you are nice, you will be exploited by others.”  They equate being nice with being naive, with …

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