Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

Virtue is the common thread that binds the tapestry of humanity. The easiest way to be friendly to others (especially those who you do not care for) is to see your own self in them. The secret is to look for and recognize the things that you have in common with others. Most of those […]

Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, he committed an error. The fans began to ridicule him. He stood at second base, humiliated, while the fans jeered. Then, […]

Virtue of the Week: Friendliness

Friends, [do action=”vfquote” quote=”In our dealings with those caught in vice, mercy is incomplete unless we preach what we practice; name it, say it out loud, call it vice. We have winked, giggled, made alibis, or ignored vice all too long. Our condescending "non-judgmentalism" doesn’t help people who are struggling with life’s problems. A friend […]

Late-teen boys face a friendship Crisis

By HEIDI STEVENS In the course of researching boys’ friendships over two decades, Niobi Way stumbled upon a link that appears, at first blush, to go against everything we believe about fatherly influence. “The quantitative data from studying hundreds of boys show that high-quality relationships with their moms predict high-quality relationships with their friends,” says […]

Respect, Handshakes, and Humanity Greetings

According to one anthropologist, the handshake evolved in medieval Europe, during the times of knights. It seems not all were knights were virtuous. More than a few would approach opponents with concealed weapons and when within striking distance pull out a dagger or a sword and plunge it into the unsuspecting opponent. To fend off […]

How to grow in friendliness

Virtue is the common thread that binds the tapestry of humanity. The easiest way to be friendly to others (especially those who you do not care for) is to see your own self in them. The secret is to look for and recognize the things that you have in common with others. Most of those […]