Here's some content you might have missed in March and questions to consider along with it.
A fascinating piece on how politics has always been contradictory (shocking, right?) and why instead of judging the mistakes of the past, we should learn from them.
Take-Home Question: Can we support a political party if we don’t agree with some of their ideologies?
Americans used to move a lot. Now they don’t. And experts think it could be causing a social crisis.
Take-Home Question: How are the economic realities of modern life changing us and our communities?
Would you spend your life seeking out people who genuinely hate you? This man has. Meet Daryl Davis: a black man who’s succeeded in forging friendships with over 200 Ku Klux Klan members and white supremacists … and getting them to abandon their hateful views.
Take-Home Question: Should we be eschewing “safe spaces” – and instead create more opportunities for dialogue between people with opposing ideologies?
A lot of people have come before us. A lot more people could come after us. This article puts our place in human history into a fascinating historical perspective.
Take-Home Question: When do you think the golden age of humanity was (or will be)?
A compelling case for listening to other people’s arguments the same way you’d like them to listen to yours — even when (actually, especially when!) you disagree with them.
Take-Home Question: Is it wrong to listen to people whose views you find morally objectionable?
What kids are learning about modern-day sexuality isn’t what earlier generations learned… and it could be changing (ruining?) their perspective on what is acceptable in the bedroom.
Take-Home Question: In a world where kids have easier (and earlier) access to pornography, what is “normal” … and has the concept of consent changed?
Sure it’s a little heavy on the cheese, but we’re into anything that makes you consider death – and what might come after.
Take-Home Question: Upon your death, would you like your consciousness uploaded into a computer simulation where “you” could interact with your friends and/ or loved ones?
Everything you ever wanted to know about hate: where it comes from, the different kinds of hate that exist, and whether or not it’s a “natural” emotion.
Take-Home Question: Is hating someone (or something) morally wrong?
Scientists are increasingly discovering that art can help ease a host of brain disorders (from Parkinsons to PTSD). Now they’re trying to figure out why.
Take-Home Question: How does art change the way we view the world?