Archive for the 'Existentialism' Category

Humanism & World Community Grid

Friday, August 19th, 2011

After having rather disturbing conversation with a Christian Minister about what Humanism was (they were very wrong in their understanding which isn’t surprising) I thought I would bring to your attention the following article from the British Humanist Society’s newsletter: The really simple guide to Humanism is a new online learning resource that has been […]

Are hurt feelings worse than physical pain?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

The old adage “sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you”, simply is not true, according to researchers. Psychologists found memories of painful emotional experiences linger far longer than those involving physical pain. They quizzed volunteers about painful events over the previous five years. Writing in the journal Psychological Science, […]

“You have two choices” an Existentialist story

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I normally hate touchy-feely sentimental chain mails but this one reflects the Viktor E. Frankl existentialist approach to life that I like. “You have two choices…” When people ask me about choices and decision making, this is always the story I tell. They love it! Read it, see what you think and make your own […]