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?
AROUTIOUNIAN: Will we remember?
It’s a cultural struggle to forgive the crimes of those who didn’t acknowledge (and whose descendants still don’t) that they have anything for which to be forgiven.
AROUTIOUNIAN: Death with decency
In celebrating the deaths of those we judge to have carried out evil, we add to alienation, to disconnection, to a loss of empathy in ourselves and in civil society at large.