Tag Archives: relationship

Can We Be Faithful to Monogamy?

Cartoon of woman criticizing polygamy and ignoring the own complexities of her so-called monogamous relationships.

Are we truly a species meant to practice monogamy or is society trying to enforce an outmoded way of life? The topic has puzzled many — after all, the idea that two people can stay in love forever seems farcical when the media bombards us with shocking divorce stories. Generally, monogomy is defined as the practice of marriage to one person at a ... Read More »

Is Technology Making Us Afraid of People?

I’ve been reading a book on marketing called Youtility by Jay Baer. Four chapters in, he brings up something rather insightful: access to the Internet has made people passive aggressive. I wondered, could technology cause more than antisocial behavior? Could overusing technology lead to a fear of interacting with others, or worse, make us afraid of other people? Now, I’m ... Read More »

CONNIE SHAW: Spiritual Integrity

What’s in a personality? “If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” —David Letterman I know a woman who, on occasion, exhibits traits that most others consider to be quite objectionable. People have even been known to call her an asshole, a label with which she readily concurs. However, her actions are exceptionally kind (people object ... Read More »

DANNA BEAL, WORKPLACE CULTURE: Blame and Self-Rightousness – 2 Sides of the Same Coin

Self-righteousness is a tactic used in the workplace and the world. It appears to be the opposite of blame and projection. But self-righteousness and blame are two sides of the same coin. Self-righteousness asserts that oneself is good while the other person is evil. It is a false accusation that claims innocence while holding another responsible for your pain and ... Read More »

Communication ≠ Conversation

technology and communication cartoon

With the ever-growing presence of technology in our lives, it is becoming increasingly harder to have a conversation with a person without some electronic information exchange involved. In an article in The Atlantic, Megan Garber shares her interaction with Sherry Turkle, a psychologist and a professor at MIT. Turkle talks about the difference between communication and information exchange and having ... Read More »

How I Met Your Mother

two hands holding each other, one reaching from the matrix of a computer, across a computer keyboard

The Onion does it again! The satirical website tackles online dating and the relative absurdity of finding a life partner based on a keyword search and the mathematical calculations computers make to determine your percentage of compatibility with someone. Check out this couple’s happy ending as they tell their children about how they met and knew it was love at ... Read More »