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Stories We Live By

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Retelling our own life stories that are creative and hopeful rather living as victims and in despair.

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Tonight we will discuss the competing philosophies shaping education. In short, whose story and what factors shape educational philosophy, curriculum, and pedagogy in our schools and colleges. We will touch on the stories created by... more

Today's episode begins with a story in the news about a teacher who resigned from teaching because "I can't stand to make children cry anymore" and because she could not tolerate the idea that her own child would have to attend... more

Each of us as individuals and as groups may decide that it is too painful or dangerous to share important parts of our story. What is unspoken cannot be examined for facts that are incorrect or assumptions that that are faulty. Serious... more

Today's discussion will discuss how evolution helped create our emotions which are necessary for our individual and social survival. We will discuss love, hate, liking, pride, shame, guilt, fear, boredom, anxiety and any others that come up... more

People are drawn to each other for many reasons including physical and sexual attraction, surface personality, and a variety of psychological needs. Long term relationships such as marriages and friendships are often based on love where... more

David Brooks, New York Times editorialist, has written an op-ed piece entitled "The Republican's Incompetence Caucus" while Dostoevsky has written one of our greatest novels, "The Brothers Karamazov" which contains within it a story... more

While Psychoanalysis has evolved in many directions since being founded by Sigmund Freud, his theories, if understood metaphorically, are capable of shedding light on much human misery and our often failed attempts to find... more

The Rabbi spoke of the Iran Nuclear Deal as a very bad thing: many Jews cannot discuss this topic without hating Jews who differ with them on this contentious issue. The Pope also dealt with the politics of division and hatred in which, for... more

A discussion of how economics, race, religion and other factors led to America's failure to prevent World Was III