AROUTIOUNIAN: How (not) to say hello

September 9, 2014 • 0
All I ask is that students spend some time living with people whose lives are ordered differently, instead of studying or rationalizing others’ beliefs from afar.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Salmon, not pink

April 17, 2014 • 0
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.
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AROUTIOUNIAN: Where’s your pride, Yale?

April 2, 2014 • 0
I asked 10 good friends — people whose preferences, personalities and backgrounds I knew pretty well — to name five things that made them proud.

AROUTIOUNIAN: The Christian century ahead?

March 26, 2014 • 0
Anywhere and anytime people have a case for more freedom and compassion, there’s a better chance now than ever that their movement will take off.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Full plates, empty hearts

February 19, 2014 • 0
Something goes unrealized when you go around “questioning everything.” You’re rarely turning the critical eye inward.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Our language excludes

February 5, 2014 • 0
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: Lighting up in the dark

January 22, 2014 • 0
There’s very little anyone can contribute to the marijuana legalization debate at this point.

AROUTIOUNIAN: The bearded man and me

December 2, 2013 • 0
Gratitude for each day is an ideal, at least in my own case, very inconsistently practiced.

AROUTIOUNIAN: The knowledge oligarchy

November 11, 2013 • 0
Winning at Yale means being so good that you know when to seem smart and when that’s actually going to do more harm than good.

AROUTIOUNIAN: Rescuing heroism

October 28, 2013 • 0
The modern “rebel without a cause” wants to be as extraordinary, but it’s not nearly as clear how.

AROUTIOUNIAN: The Price of Emotional Poverty

October 7, 2013 • 0
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

September 23, 2013 • 0
We have a responsibility to restore sincerity, virtue and meaning into most of what passes as political discourse on television and in print.