Tag: Social Stability

The Importance of Anticipating Consequences

People often assume that their actions will achieve what they intend and nothing else. But that assumption is dangerous. What is achieved may be what they wished, something completely different, or a little of each. For example, someone may express...

The Decline of Thinking in America

Late one night many years ago, my college roommate awakened me with the announcement that he had just written a profound essay and wanted me to read it right away while the “ink was still fresh.” I stumbled over to his desk, looked at the typed page...

Overcoming Our Social Chaos

As I explained in my last essay, several generations of individuals have grown up believing that they are never responsible for what they say and do. According to this belief, their parents mistreated them, their teachers failed them, their fellow...