Well-Being

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 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

The Extremely Negative Rhetoric of President Trump’s Tweets

Donald Trump is the first President to use Twitter to regularly communicate with his public. As of late 2019 he … Read More

A New Framework for Suffering-Alleviation

  Society’s institutions to address major world suffering can be divided into four social sectors: humanitarian, social policy, informal … Read More