Take opportunities to model the behaviors children need to be resilient in uncertain times. Don’t catastrophize everything. Instead, be the grounded adult.
Without political leaders and health officials they can trust, the American people will end up deciding for themselves what risks they’re willing to take.
Helicopter governing has nothing to do with good intentions. Restrictions on every aspect of our lives do not make for well-adjusted, self-governing people—which is probably exactly the point.
We can’t have people prudent about COVID, or rational about COVID, or thoughtful, or courageous about COVID. That does not produce the social outcomes that these people want. Being scared of COVID does.
Not only was F.D.R. wrong, so was Patrick Henry. ‘Give me liberty or give me death’? No. Take my liberty as long as it will protect me from death.
If the American public stays home en masse even after public officials lift stay-at-home orders, the ‘re-opened’ economy will look nearly as morose as the current one.
Writing thoughts helps us avoid going in unproductive circles of anxiety, which can further reduce the negative effects of stress.
Like a disease, distrust is infecting our most foundational relationship as a people, the building block of a free, civil society—the relationship between men and women.
While many articles stress that children need to be reassured against the potential for impending doom, I am also loathe to lie to my child.
Not all books are meant to be faithfully adapted to screens, and the movie adaptation of ‘A Monster Calls’ would have been well-served to avoid it.
Don’t dismiss the paralyzing effect of being targeted for who you are if it has never happened to you.
Christians should appeal to the disillusioned and fearful on left and right, showing them that no president can fix our collective problems.
Knowing how to respond to these circus-from-hell freaks is, like many moral quandaries, rather difficult.
If you’re scared an Arab is going to kill you, you need to question your narrative. You need to do the same if you’re walking down the street fearing the cops are going to shoot you.
We’re a culture that is strong on the easy act of praise but weak on the hard work of encouragement. Human beings need more than that.
We keep believing the apocalypse is coming, even though it never gets here, because we don’t know how else to feel alive.
Remember your Aretha Franklin: Love is spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T. It applies to relationships ranging from classrooms to foreign affairs.
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