Francesca Gino describes how our plans get sidetracked when we are implementing them because "we are too confident in our own abilities."
Assuming you believe in heaven, who do you think will go there? Mother Teresa? Bill Clinton? You?
I assert that if you are depressed after learning and being exposed to the cosmic perspective, you started your day with an unjustifiably large ego.
Your planet is a tiny speck in a void of interplanetary space. Your sun is one of a hundred billion other stars in your galaxy. Your galaxy is one of 50 or 100 billion other galaxies in the universe. Does this make you feel enlightened or depressed?
If being moral is so easy, can we dispatch with religion altogether?
A long tradition of thinking tells us that due to man's animal nature we need to have order imposed from above, in the form of religion. Without religion, we could not live together, and that is why all human societies believe in the supernatural and have developed one religion or another.
John Hunter uses Sun Tzu's The Art of War to help students develop habits of mind that include collaboration and peaceful conflict resolution.