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Two Quippy -- Or, One of These Will Tick You Off

People believe, not what’s true, but what makes them feel good. This is why we do stupid things over and over.

We’re offended by others because we think we’re entitled to their behavior. 368 more words

Society & Culture

The fail-arrogance of big corporations

Recently I learned from a taxi driver that Daimler Benz follows a ‘philosophy’ of manipulating social processes because they think they’re doing something good, when in fact that’s not even the case. 222 more words

Wisdom & Skillfulness

Everyone seems to lead such an exciting life

Hardly a day goes by on my Facebook news feed without somebody announcing they’re going to Barbados, they’re in Barbados right now having the most… 1,075 more words

Society & Culture

Breaking Stereotypes: India

One of my courses this term is called ‘Images of India’, where we look at how India has been perceived by foreigners right since the ancient times. 557 more words

India

Church Finances, 1947-Style

In April 1959, the Church published its last financial report. The last here is important, though, because, for almost half a century leading up to that report, the Church presented a relatively detailed financial report in each April General Conference. 1,010 more words

Mormon

My Hopes & Fears for the Next General Conference

We still have several weeks until the October General Conference, and given what’s happened in the meantime, many Mormons like me are concerned it could be gloat-mageddon.   1,272 more words

Mormon

Spock and the Jury

Jury duty — or as the courts prefer to call it, “jury service” — is one of those obligations that come with citizenship in the United States. 2,410 more words

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