AROUTIOUNIAN: Salmon, not pink
Yale is full of middle and upper middle class kids who resemble young, fit, hungry dogs: They’ve tasted meat for the first time, and their eyes have a crazed intensity about them.
AROUTIOUNIAN: Our language excludes
Plenty of people talk about whether the “do what you love” advice is good or bad. But the more interesting question is whether it’s actually applicable to everyone.
AROUTIOUNIAN: The Price of Emotional Poverty
Poverty takes many forms. Its material form is the most obvious and calls for our most immediate attention. But its more deeply rooted form, that of emotional poverty or the “poverty of satisfaction,” is subtler and much harder to get rid of.
AROUTIOUNIAN: Saving sincerity
We have a responsibility to restore sincerity, virtue and meaning into most of what passes as political discourse on television and in print.
AROUTIOUNIAN: A time for choosing
Many activities at Yale are wastes of time – how else to describe hours spent in organizations compiling data, running errands or sitting through dull meetings?