When Not to Forgive — Was Failure One of Competence or Character?


Sometimes it’s good not to forgive. This may depend if the wrongful act stemmed from a lack of competence or character. If there was a failure of competence, maybe then you should forgive. But if there was a failure of character, what’s the use of forgiveness. It’s not going change anything. What do you think?

Sometimes It’s Good Not to Forgive.” New York Times (February 23, 2013).

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Couples and Business Partners — Yes, It Works.

Couples in Business
Very interesting article about couples who are also in business together. This tells me that a business relationship can really reinforce a couple’s relationship generally. Perhaps not always but often. This is important as more couples are entering the marketplace together in these uncertain times. “Couples and Business Partners.” Washington Post (Feb. 14, 2013).

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Online Dating in the Decade of Algorithms — Real Communications Between Couples Needed — Sooner the Better.

    Online Dating

    Interesting discussion in today’s papers on online dating and the digital age. The problem I see is that computerized analytics, which are central to mostl dating sites, can never replace personal communications. Such communications are critical and provide for a reality check on forming new and lasting relationships. The earlier this happens the better. “Love Isn’t a Battlefield Anymore. It’s a Marketplace.” Washington Post (Feb. 10, 2013) and “Modern Love: Quantifying Courtship.” Washington Post (Feb. 10, 2013) (From Slate).

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Prescription Medication and ADHD — Better Oversight Needed.


The Sunday New York Times (Feb. 2, 2013) printed a lengthy article today about the downside of treating ADHD by medication and the abuse of medication by some patients. The real problem to me, as the article makes clear, is the lack of oversight by doctors prescribing them. This needs to be seriously addressed as a public health problem.

Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions.” New York Times (Feb. 3, 2013).

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