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We are visitors

Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not […]

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True compassion

“True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Through universal altruism, you develop […]

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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Human Values Institute With the sudden rise of the #MeToo movement, my heart goes out to not only the women who have already experienced sexual harassment, and certainly there are many, but […]

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Like an illusion

“Row, row, row your boat, gently down the steam. Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” Many of us sang this tune as kids, oblivious to any deeper meaning. ‘Row’ could mean to move […]

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Interdependence

Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by mutual cooperation based on innate recognition of their interconnectedness. It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of […]

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New Year 2019 Message from Barry Kerzin

Diversity and Inclusion Human Values Institute With the sudden rise of the #MeToo movement, my heart goes out to not only the women who have already experienced sexual harassment, and certainly there are many, but […]

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Anger shakes us to our core

Anger shakes us to our core. It also brings fear into the hearts of others. Everywhere I go to teach I ask audiences if anyone never gets angry. Very occasionally there is one hand. I […]