Babies are not the problem. We are called as individuals and a culture to protect human life, to value human life from the earliest stage to natural death. When we allow family disintegration without a fight, when we seem to not simply tolerate but expect men to desert women and the babies they helped bring into being, when we let poor and disadvantaged women believe death is better than birth for their children, when we insist to women and girls that the feminist battle is to be fought in their own bodies, we lose hold of a culture of life. We no longer see life as inherently precious. It’s a culture where Kermit Gosnell can flourish. It’s a culture that’s lost site of our innate human need for communion.
The hard work has to be done by the learner — there’s not much the instructor can do to make the neuroconnections necessary for learning.
If the authors of the psychiatry manual want to invent a new disease, they should put Physics Envy in their handbook. The desire to be more like the hard sciences has distorted economics, education, political science, psychiatry and other behavioral fields. It’s led practitioners to claim more knowledge than they can possibly have. It’s devalued a certain sort of hybrid mentality that is better suited to these realms, the mentality that has one foot in the world of science and one in the liberal arts, that involves bringing multiple vantage points to human behavior.
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They kind of set the bar for upscale apartments along the river,” Dull said. “That prompted us to say, ‘Is a parking lot the best use of our land?’ Probably not.