Why we may provide guidance without respecting independence (Balancing independence and guidance series 2)
Sep05

Why we may provide guidance without respecting independence (Balancing independence and guidance series 2)

Whenever we offer guidance, we act based on our implicit conceptions about what guidance is meant to do. For example, we …

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Why both independence and guidance matter (Balancing independence and guidance series 1)
Sep05

Why both independence and guidance matter (Balancing independence and guidance series 1)

When we are in relationships that involve instructing and inspiring others such as parenting or coaching, one of our biggest…

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Where do we draw the line that separates the good from the bad? (Beyond black and white conceptions series 7)
Jul25

Where do we draw the line that separates the good from the bad? (Beyond black and white conceptions series 7)

When someone wrongs us, we often tend to paint ourselves as good and that person as bad. That makes us feel good, but it doesn’t…

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Does the world hate me? (Beyond black and white conceptions series 6)
Jul24

Does the world hate me? (Beyond black and white conceptions series 6)

Suppose we greet someone at a get-together and they don’t respond. We may be taken aback. Suppose several people neglect…

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Do the ends justify the means? (Beyond black and white conceptions series 5)
Jul23

Do the ends justify the means? (Beyond black and white conceptions series 5)

Suppose someone is driving a heart attack victim to a hospital. Naturally, they will try to drive as fast as possible. Even…

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Go beyond virtue signaling (Beyond black and white conceptions series 4)
Jul22

Go beyond virtue signaling (Beyond black and white conceptions series 4)

When we see someone doing something horribly wrong, we may feel driven to protest or correct. Nowadays when activism is …

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