The Covid Character Test, Stoic Nuggets and the Power of Strategic Surrender

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This week I talk about how effective Covid is at determining whether a person is an aware, empathetic member of society or a toddler. Since the virus is still very unpredictable, none of us know if we could possibly die if we get it. So when someone successfully fights off the Coronavirus, there’s a sense of relief. And you would think they would also gain a higher level of empathy and awareness about how important it is to wear a mask and keep your distance. But unfortunately, there are A LOT of Covid survivors out there that don’t pass the …

MLK, A Divided Classroom and the Philosophy to End Discrimination

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots podcast episode is about how much kids can teach us about ending discrimination. In the show I talk about two studies that reveal: How the death of Martin Luther King Jr., a teacher named Jane Elliott in Iowa and a classroom full of blue and brown-eyed kids created discrimination and then destroyed it in a matter of three days. How a bunch of British elementary school children were taught some very basic philosophy concepts that drastically improved their social skills, teamwork, resilience and the ability to empathize (tolerance). Lastly, I talk about what we can …