Psychology and the Chance of Bringing Peace to Syria

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With 100,000 people killed and 10 million displaced, is there hope for peace in Syria? Yes. But only if we can overcome the self-defeating psychology of revenge.

Everybody Hurts after a Breakup, Especially Men

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While men are still portrayed as stoic in our culture, they experience heartbreak just as deeply as women do. Sometimes even more

The Suffering of Our Privilege

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Cameron Conaway suffered from a few days of culture shock when he arrived in Thailand, and a few months of it when he arrived back home to Pennsylvania.

30 Ways to Make Yourself Miserable (Along with Everyone Around You)

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Lion Goodman shares the secret techniques to suffering.

On Suffering (and How to Fit the Entire Human Race into a Single Sugar Cube)

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I thought I deserved to suffer, but when I discovered the true purpose of suffering, it was transformational.

What Was the Most Important Thing People Learned in the 20th Century?

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Robert Fuller believes the most important learning of the century was disabusing ourselves of the notion that some people are inferior.

Get Over It. Men and the Cost of Emotional Repression

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Why men are taught to never, ever, ever, show emotions. An excerpt from Chapter Two in Noah Brand’s and Ozy Franz’s book about masculinity.

Secondary Survivors

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For those that love us and are aware of our past: the other survivors of abuse.

Why Pain Is a Wonderful Thing

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Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.

Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

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How can practicing Buddhism save you from a burning wreck?

The Difference Between Want and Need

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Why should a man clean his toilet rather than play video games?

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

Unconquered

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Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.

“If we used our ‘defense’ budget to help people, the next generation would know how to care for one another.”

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This is a comment by Justin Cascio on the post “Male Disposability: 1/19″.

Shame and Violence: The Connecticut School Shooting and Hate

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Tragedy comes from repressed shame, not from being too permissive with people.

“When we refuse to see the human in the monster, we all suffer.”

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This is a comment by KKZ on the post “Men and Goodness”.