2. Recognize your limitations. There comes a point in time when you cannot do it all. When you get to this point (preferably before), ask for help. The least expensive help will come from recruiting other family members and dividing responsibilities. Even children can do some things to take some of the responsibilities off of your plate. Neighbors or friends of your parents may also be willing to alleviate some of your burden by occasionally taking your parent to an appointment or even doing something as simple as checking on them from time to time. … [Read more...] about Feeling the Squeeze: The Stress of Caring for Two Generations
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A beautiful Sufi story lays emphasis on adopting a practical approach to life at the same time being devoted to god. A man once stopped by a mosque on his way back home from the market with his camel. He left his camel outside and settled to pray. … [Read more...] about Trust god But Tie Up Your Camel !
The independence of morality and religion can also be characterized in evolutionary terms. Under the influence of Herbert Spencer's Social Darwinism, it was once believed that evolution leads to selfishness, but this supposition was rejected decades ago. Evolutionists now think we evolved to be altruistic, because helping others can increase fitness (helping kin spreads our genes and helping strangers promotes beneficial reciprocity and cooperation). These evolutionary models enjoy some psychological support. Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello have shown that 14 month-old infants exhibit helpful behavior, even in the absence of reward. And even if altuism were not innate, it might be a precondition on stable society, so it might emerge inevitably through the course of "cultural evolution." A moral code of some kind is likely to emerge regardless of religious outlook. Indeed, the moral values of major religions may be products of cultural evolution. Of course, cultural evolution does … [Read more...] about Do Atheists Pose a Threat to Morality?
It is possible for a trait to be both inborn and universal and yet to find that the implementation and expression of that trait differs from person to person or from culture to culture. Just think of language. All human beings are born with the capacity to communicate linguistically. Our brains are structured to use language, not chirp or grunt or sing primarily. Yet there are countless languages spoken throughout the world. … [Read more...] about Are Infants Moral?
What happened to the random woman in the Washington Post piece is not isolated. Scott Alexander, a pseudonymous psychiatrist, recently deleted his popular blog, Slate Star Codex, because the New York Times planned to reveal his real name. Alexander has received death threats in the past because he discusses hot-button issues. His patients have until now been unaware of his personal perspective on controversial topics — which is as it should be. His ability to air his views without affecting his patients or his livelihood depends on his ability to remain anonymous. The New York Times, however, is unconvinced. (There is now a petition asking the Times not to reveal his name.) … [Read more...] about Why Did a Major Newspaper Get a Random Woman Fired?