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False Narratives

I am very fond of reading commencement speeches at universities. One of the most impactful commencement speeches that I read was by David Foster Wallace. In his 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College, he told a story, There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the …

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Means and ends from LLP Lens

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem, in my opinion, to characterize our age.—Albert Einstein Means and ends debate is not new. Philosophers such as John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell, and John Maynard Keynes had all given us the same message: to “value ends above means and prefer the good to the useful.” However, …

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Love to Overcome Hate

Due to the ongoing major conflicts in our world, and the profound impacts they’ve had on people near and far from the actual epicenters of violence, we have decided to bring you a special edition of our Weekly Wisdom series.  In addition to the horrors of massive loss of life and destruction, escalations of violence …

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Bridges across Humanity

So many religions, so many paths to reach the same goal. I have practiced Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and in Hinduism again the ways of the different sects. I have found that it is the same God towards whom all are directing their steps, though along different paths.  -Swami Ramakrishna, Hindu Monk My parents celebrated my …

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Concept of One God

Key Points: Religion is often associated with the concept of God, but there are many different conceptions of God. Children are naturally curious about different religions and can easily incorporate the concepts of different religions into their lives. As adults, we should also be open to learning about different religions and respecting the beliefs of …

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Seeing Order in the Universe

As we explore commonalities across religions as “common threads” woven throughout human history, we come to reflect that we are all made of the same fabric. However, there is great diversity and beauty in the many different colors of dye observed across cultures and belief systems. We have explored the common thread of belief in …

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