Friendship

Friendship

“In the end, we need people. We need to be close and connected to others. Our relationships shape us. They provide us strength and direction. The give us the immeasurably powerful opportunity to help others. They help us grow toward the best possible version of ourselves. They allow us to join our strength to help make a better world.”

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Raising Children For A Better World

Raising Children For A Better World

“But helping all of our children to learn about injustice and equipping them to strive for a better world has an impact that endures from generation to generation. In this way, we will play perhaps our most consequential role in making a better future. Through our children and our children’s children’s children, let us build the world of love and justice.”

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The Waning of Warfare

The Waning of Warfare

Steven Pinker - a Harvard professor of psychology and prolific author - contends that violence has declined over the history of humankind. In his 6th book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker lays out the case for the bend toward justice. He writes ‘violence has declined over long stretches of time, and today we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence. The decline, to be sure, has not been smooth; it has not brought violence down to zero; and it is not guaranteed to continue. But it is an unmistakable development, visible on scales from millennia to years, from the waging of wars to the spanking of children.’

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