Tag Archives: morality

Good Character

As I stared at the prism’s brilliant spectrum on the living room ceiling, the mind wandered onto the topic of good character. I wondered how it could be constructively addressed without becoming moralistic; because a moralistic approach is neither effective … Continue reading

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Deception

To mention that we live in a society that is awash in deception is to restate the obvious. We begin our childhood by being deceived by the adults around us. They rarely question the practice of deception; in fact, they … Continue reading

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Know Your Star

“What about your ruling star?” Without preamble, my young friend Jonathan asked this out of the blue. I wondered if he meant one of the stars in the evening sky, or was he curious about the ruling astronomical body in … Continue reading

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High Vision

Several years ago my vision clinic recommended a test for low vision. I went ahead and was checked. Thankfully, I had no significant symptoms of that severe visual impairment. (The term “low vision” seems like an odd misnomer, and I … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep

One of the earliest lessons we learn in childhood is that we are judged by the company we keep. If our parent taught us this, she was probably concerned about how we would develop our ideals, morals, and ethics. Literature … Continue reading

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Is It Your Karma?

The term “Karma” is fully integrated into modern, western, popular culture.  When something bad or good happens, some people say, it came about because he or she has bad Karma or good Karma. This secular usage of the word “Karma” … Continue reading

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Questioning Authority

If you have a big strike against you from the very beginning, you have the opportunity to grow ethically and spiritually from it. On the other hand, if you choose to go along with the default mode and submit to accepted … Continue reading

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