What Is Collectivism?

Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel Brave New World is a collectivist nightmare. Collectivism, at its furthest extreme, strips an individual of his or her autonomy. At its most basic level, it is the prioritization of the group over the individual. In a sense, humans do indeed belong to one another. We […]

What Is Active Listening?

I once had a meeting with someone whom I greatly respected. I was feeling down and out, stressed, and just looking to get a little advice. The first thing this person did when we arrived to our table at an agreed upon coffee shop? He checked his phone, noted the […]

Should Christians Go To Therapy?

It would be difficult to argue that faith does not play a role in one’s mental health. Given the normalization of discussions about mental health, one would think that these discussions have spilled into common church vernacular. But have they? Mental health essentially lies under the umbrella of behavioral health. […]

Do Boycotts Work?

It is probably important to consider whether or not boycotts are actually effective before joining the call for a boycott. It is also important to define the word effective, and to consider the potential philosophical deficiencies in boycotting a company. Nike, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Home Depot are four major companies […]

The Definition of Happiness

It is weird to think that humans can not only define happiness but can actually experience it in various forms. On a psychological level, it is important for humans to recognize happiness and contrast it with tragedy, because happiness is never guaranteed. In order to truly recognize goodness, one must […]