The entirety of our life experience involves solving problems. Sometimes we fall into believing that all problems are bad, but this is not the case. Some problems are bad, like terrible suffering, illness, disease and starvation, and we should do everything in our power to avoid them. Yet, this seeking to avoid, is itself a … Continue reading Why does solving problems matter?
How can we disagree politically with people that we love and still have these relationships?
This is the topic of the first episode of a new podcast The Arthur Brooks Show. The half hour episode examines the challenge of navigating difficult conversations with perspectives from five guests: Vaile Wright, a psychologist with the American Psychological Association; John Williams, a former masters student of Brooks; Gregory Trevors, a social psychologist at University … Continue reading How can we disagree politically with people that we love and still have these relationships?