University education vs. wisdom
From a historical perspective, cultivating wisdom was always the primary goal of the academy.
Empathy and justice
Through what are referred to as mirror neurons, reflective brain areas of observers appear to recreate the unpleasant experience — neurologically, they sensed the other’s pain.
Idleness should be considered a virtue
A weary traveler on the road to Naples, Italy stopped when he saw 12 idlers basking in the sun (it was long before the days of Benito Mussolini, I can assure you) The...
Polonious and Laertes: Hidden costs of self exploration
Don Morgenson on how students figure out the path ahead
Our ‘journey to the light’
Life is often thought of as a journey to the light As a metaphor, light has been rich and informative Whether it be “the light at the end of the tunnel” or as a shaping...
Cut everything, but not ‘humanware’
Perhaps there are some among you who remember the joys of discovering the stereoscope: just insert a compelling photograph of one of the wonders of the world and in three...