Suffering

Global Rise in Negative Emotions including Pain

Books by Steven Pinker and Hans Rosling, among others, and reports from the World Bank and the UN, all argue … Read More

The Global Refugee Crisis and its Resolution

By 2020 the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) reported 71 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, half of whom qualify … Read More

Where in the World is Suffering Extreme?

The Gallup World Poll reveals the worst pockets of global suffering. On … Read More

The Intractable Suffering of the Homeless

Abstract To those living within the central zones of large cities worldwide, homelessness has become a common way of being. Read More

Addiction, Despair, Meaning and Purpose

  Like a bomb explosion, the number of American deaths from opioid abuse has quadrupled in four years to … Read More

Healing a Hate Filled World

Hate and hatred describe extreme dislike at a deep emotional level. Anything can be the object, but we suffer most … Read More

The Golden Rule Outlaws Identity Politics

Do you allow the ‘Golden Rule’ to rule your life? Or do you let the pursuit of gold consume your … Read More

What Gives my Life Meaning? Is it Caring?

Meaning as used here refers to thinking, caring and acting with purpose. Purpose refers to goals whereas meaning consists … Read More

Setting Priorities for Amelioration of Global Threats

The first half of 2017 has tossed the world order into a new set of vulnerabilities not previously experienced. We … Read More

Historical Views of Suffering and Societal Betterment

This article traces the history of the concept of suffering in order to understand how beliefs about suffering and the … Read More