No Joke: At Last, A Willingness To Forgive

A cartoon in a recent issue of The New Yorker alludes to the seemingly endless digital indiscretions of mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.  “Do you promise to stand by him through humiliating revelation after humiliating revelation, and then—once you’re sure it couldn’t possibly

No Joke: At Last, A Willingness To Forgive

A cartoon in a recent issue of The New Yorker alludes to the seemingly endless digital indiscretions of mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.  “Do you promise to stand by him through humiliating revelation after humiliating revelation, and then—once you’re sure it couldn’t possibly

“How can I come to understand that the question is not the public’s capacity to forgive, but my own capacity to exercise sound judgment and regard for others?’ Peggy Noonan poses this question in her recent Wall Street Journal opinion

“How can I come to understand that the question is not the public’s capacity to forgive, but my own capacity to exercise sound judgment and regard for others?’ Peggy Noonan poses this question in her recent Wall Street Journal opinion

A Public Shaming in the Digital Town Square

In our book, Falling To Grace, we are examining people who attain incredible, breakthrough success, only to stumble, fall and hit rock bottom, because of  their own behavior, unethical actions, self destructive tendencies and more.  There are many ways to

A Public Shaming in the Digital Town Square

In our book, Falling To Grace, we are examining people who attain incredible, breakthrough success, only to stumble, fall and hit rock bottom, because of  their own behavior, unethical actions, self destructive tendencies and more.  There are many ways to

Part 3: The Instinct to Forgive – Stop Swallowing the Poison Pill

by Michael DeMeo, M.D. Another reason for humanity’s capacity to forgive may again have evolved due to the need to experience serenity – the absence of unnecessary experiences of fear, guilt, shame and anger. Healthy anger is an adaptive and

Part 3: The Instinct to Forgive – Stop Swallowing the Poison Pill

by Michael DeMeo, M.D. Another reason for humanity’s capacity to forgive may again have evolved due to the need to experience serenity – the absence of unnecessary experiences of fear, guilt, shame and anger. Healthy anger is an adaptive and

Part 2: Redemption vs. Exploiting Forgiveness – Are we in social de-evolution?

by Michael DeMeo, M.D. We human beings seem to have a nearly infinite ability to forgive, perhaps because we have a survival instinct that seeks spiritual connectedness and community.  This allows us to keep our community intact to achieve what

Part 2: Redemption vs. Exploiting Forgiveness – Are we in social de-evolution?

by Michael DeMeo, M.D. We human beings seem to have a nearly infinite ability to forgive, perhaps because we have a survival instinct that seeks spiritual connectedness and community.  This allows us to keep our community intact to achieve what

Searching for personal redemption: sincerity or exploitation?

By Michael DeMeo, M.D. Evolution by natural selection does much to explain how simple chemical attractions and early life forms progressed to the wonder of human beings and our ability to perceive our own existence.  For most animals, the only

Searching for personal redemption: sincerity or exploitation?

By Michael DeMeo, M.D. Evolution by natural selection does much to explain how simple chemical attractions and early life forms progressed to the wonder of human beings and our ability to perceive our own existence.  For most animals, the only

Meditations on Virtual Sin

 By Anne F. Glauber and Steve Klausner The very moral—some would say puritanical—Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter raised a philosophical conundrum in the pages of Playboy Magazine when he famously told the interviewer, “Christ said… anyone who looks on a woman

Meditations on Virtual Sin

 By Anne F. Glauber and Steve Klausner The very moral—some would say puritanical—Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter raised a philosophical conundrum in the pages of Playboy Magazine when he famously told the interviewer, “Christ said… anyone who looks on a woman