Category Archives: Selfishness

Where Decency Thrives and Compassion Flourishes

A friend left a comment here recently, suggesting that some countries’ cultures have a gentler view of the world than ours. That is so true. Our culture evolved from hard-nosed individualism, shedding compassion along the way as if the desire … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Course Correction

I inquired of Google this morning: “What is the Mediterranean lifestyle?” The first answer I found—and the one I intend on adapting as my own—was this, from a blog entitled, The Mediterranean Dish in a post labeled Live the Mediterranean … Continue reading

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I wrote a very short vignette a few days ago in which a character changed his first name from Dan to Bravado.  It was a silly, completely transparent piece suggesting the idiocy and dangers of superficiality. When I wrote it, … Continue reading

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Considering the Concept: Selfishness

A good friend, someone I’ve never met but who has become a good friend nonetheless, made a comment to me that piqued my interest.  He said he was considering writing an analysis of selfishness, what it is and how it … Continue reading

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