Taking Offense: A Variation on Aversion

Can taking offense ever be helpful? When we are offended, it is because we find someone or something repugnant or we perceive that our values have been violated in some way. It is more than just feeling hurt or disappointed, although these emotions may underly it. More often there is a sense of being insulted … Continue reading Taking Offense: A Variation on Aversion

What Do You Stand For?

I rarely write about political matters for a number of reasons. Opinions are usually just opinions after all. Over the years, I’ve discovered that when I let things play out, I’m probably at least as often proven wrong as I am right in my assumptions. Even more often, it remains unclear. So, nowadays I prefer … Continue reading What Do You Stand For?