Beyond Praise and Blame (at SecularBuddhism)

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(My first post for Secular Buddhism is up. Have a look.)

This week William Irvine, a philosophy professor in at Wright State University in Ohio, wrote a short piece for TIME magazine on insults. The premise is relatively simple: we are social animals driven by desires to reach the top and, of course, to hold back others who might compete with us. He writes:

What I realized was that the pain caused by insults is really just a symptom of a far more serious ailment: our participation in the social hierarchy game. We are people who need to be among people….

read the rest at SecularBuddhism.org.

 

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