America’s Codependency Problem

Personal responsibility. There is a crisis-level lack of it in modern American culture. Perhaps the biggest problem is all those who view themselves as mini-saviors or white knights, tripping over themselves to be responsible for others. That is an unhealthy mental/behavioral/relationship condition called, “codependency,” in which one party maintains a narcissistic attitude about the relationship … Continue reading America’s Codependency Problem

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Choosing Sides? In the Aftermath of Violence, there are No Winners

In the wake of the Charlottesville, VA protests, one thing has become crystal clear: One side is motivated by fear, which leads to anger, anger to hate. One side throws around emotionally-charged language, calling the other side traitors to America. One side refuses to give any ground, refuses to honestly hear the other side out. … Continue reading Choosing Sides? In the Aftermath of Violence, there are No Winners

On Snowflakes

Conservative political supporters have come up with a new, derogatory name for those who disagree with them: Snowflakes. Conservatives view dissenters as “weak” and easily broken. Because of their “delicate” nature, they are likened to snowflakes. As if being “strong” (which never lasts) is the be-all, end-all of life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYbYMMR2R4I As if looking and sounding … Continue reading On Snowflakes

Me, My Rights, and I

A Culture of Individualism Without Personal Responsibility Makes for Spoiled Adult-Children "There's something unique about the United States, a sense of individual rights and freedoms, and a sense of social and civic responsibility that we contributed to so much of the world. We lost that mission in the 1980s and 1990s, when we entered a … Continue reading Me, My Rights, and I