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The Capacity to Admire

If there has been one intellectual and spiritual preoccupation of mine for the past 7 or 8 years, it has been a preoccupation with love. I believe it all started in a slogan of Augustine’s which I must have first encountered as a newlywed sometime in 2003.  651 more words

Ancient Wisdom

Creating Your Personal Identity

Who do you most admire? Do you regularly achieve what you want? Have you thought about the legacy you’ll leave? If these sound like mature, adult questions, it might surprise you to know you began forming these answers in childhood. 290 more words

General Information

Personal Meaning, a Crucial Element of Personal Identity Seen through Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and The Grey

Locke and Hume on Personal Identity

The philosopher John Locke formulated an argument for personal identity, and David Hume presented a skeptic’s critique of it. What’s at stake with their arguments is the functional application of a conception of the Self: if personal identity is not something consistent and real but transient and fictional, we must reconsider—or maybe even reject—its meaningfulness and value. 3,576 more words

What's in a name?

You’re familiar with the spiel. When you meet someone new, the first thing you do is introduce your name. When you need to locate someone (over the phone or on the internet), your first point of reference is the person’s name. 446 more words


"It's time to be bold about who you really are."

Ann Curry is a well-known journalist who has won two Emmy awards as a reporter for KCBS in Los Angeles and four Golden Mike awards. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism in 1978 and has been a reporter for more than 30 years, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters. 834 more words


Spock: Teenage Outcast

In 1968, F.C., a young multiracial girl, wrote to a now-defunct magazine, ‘FaVE’, asking Mr. Spock (of the iconic science fiction series Star Trek) for advice. 296 more words


Preventing lower self-esteem in multi-cultural children

Being constantly questioned about who you are or what you are can take an emotional toll on a person. “Where are you from?” “You couldn’t be! 271 more words