Everyone gets to decide: Will I approach political differences with an open mind?
Most people like to think of themselves as open-minded. Or at least most people don’t think to themselves or proudly proclaim out loud: “I’m a close-minded person. Pretty narrow. I don’t like to even consider a different point of view if it conflicts with mine.” It would sound pretty awful. Yet as human beings, […]
When life wakes you up to how much it really matters
About five years ago, I walked into a therapist’s office in Chicago, dropped my computer bag on the floor, and declared: “All of this is meaningless! None of it matters. None of it. There’s eight billion of us tiny little dots wandering around as if we know something. As if there’s a point to all […]