Viewing entries posted in February 2012
For centuries in the West, there was a figure in society who
fulfilled a function that is likely to sound very odd to
modern secular ears. He (there were no she's in the role)
didn't sell you anything or fulfill any material need,...
Plato’s Symposium takes place in a dining room in a back
street of Athens, a place where conversation is a factory
for beautiful ideas, ideas of beauty, beautiful things. Even
the silences sparkle.
At this dinner party, set more than 2,400 years ago, Love...
Brain science is everywhere. The 'neuro-' prefix has been
used to jazz up approaches to self-help, ethics, aesthetics,
marketing, economics, even parenting. These days, you don't
only have to look after your offspring as a developing
person; you have to look after your baby's...
In any great adventure, there are always obstacles in the
way. The first hurdle is just to be aware that we, as a
civilization and as a species, are facing a crisis point.
When looking at the mainstream of our society, and the
The Generosity Revolution are rebooting Valentine's Day as
Generosity Day: one day of sharing love with everyone, of
being generous to everyone, to see how it feels and to
practice saying "Yes." Let's make the day about love, action
and human connection -- because...
Most of us are painfully aware of, and sad about, how highly
structured our time is. Anyone in employment or with
children to look after knows just how many appointments
litter the diary. The weeks are filled with engagements:
finance meetings, tax inspections, deliveries,...
A.C. Grayling's *The Good Book: A Humanist Bible *is a
compilation of Western and Eastern insight from thought and
literature that's derived from over a thousand texts. It
collects our best musings about what it means to be human
from hundreds of authors who...