Is Politeness Immoral?
Is being polite honest? Young adults aren’t quite sure. Being too polite or conscious of the feelings of others is a sign that you are out of touch with your core self, they say.
Today’s twentysomethings are a generation raised in the therapeutic culture, readily turning inward to analyze their emotions. But they are also a generation known for blunt communication skills and a lack of fidelity to social conventions. Indeed, for many of the college students, being too polite or conscious of the feelings of others is a concerning sign that you are out of touch with your core self. ... During the inner-directed 1960s—the era of the Human Potential Movement and self-actualization—sincerity and expressions of visceral emotions became our new definition of honesty. And these ideas stuck.
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Using a new process, a mini-brain develops retinal cells.
- Mini-brains, or "neural organoids," are at the cutting edge of medical research.
- This is the first one that's started developing eyes.
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Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?
- Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
- Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
- Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
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