Tag Archives: morality

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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Authority?

Does authority encourage virtue or does authority inhibit virtue?  Perhaps authority opposes virtue.  Jorge asked about my view of authority over lunch last Sunday.  He told me the question came up during a trucking run to Salt Lake City when … Continue reading

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Learn From Lei Feng Day

For many years, one of my fascinations has been propaganda.  Whether it’s in the form of commercial advertising, news reports, or outright government communiques and visual art.  Some of the most blatant and striking has been generated by the various … Continue reading

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