Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.
Charlottesville’s Other Jewish Tragedy
The debate swirling in the Jewish world over the blame for Charlottesville is not normal. And it’s one that has affected the Jewish psyche far more than most of us realize.
I’m Sorry, But History Has Chosen You
A message to the good people of the world: you may be afraid to take a stand, but history has put you in a place where you no longer have an option.
Why We Had To Dance After Charlottesville
We descended on Trump Tower, all our chest beating with the pain of Charlottesville. And some of us, we just had to dance.
The Racist Barbershop
How a haircut in St. Louis turned into a lesson in the mechanics of bigotry.
Being A Good Person Is Not Enough
We like to think that as long as people are kind, caring, and loving that they are “good people.” But the reality is much more complicated than that. Two stories about how I came to realize this in my own life.
Why They’re Telling Us To Calm Down
And why you shouldn’t listen.
Lost In The Streets Of The Rich
Walking through the Upper East Side shook me deeply. How could some people live so well as I struggle so much?
You Are No Moderate
You call us extremists for speaking out. What you do not realize is that it is your silence that has slowly turned you into extremists yourselves.
How I Learned To Let My Writing Change
On learning to embrace change as the only constant in creativity. And life.
Empathy Isn’t A Competition
Too often, we assume that because some are suffering worse, we must ignore the suffering of others. But this hurts us all.
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