goodness and evil

Parenting – Dignity vs. Self-esteem

It's All About Dignity
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The word dignity became more popular recently. Yet, there is no precise and simple definition to it. Many experts though mention its closest neighbor – self-esteem. What is the relation between these two terms? How does knowing the difference impact parenting skills?

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On Intelligence

By S.Soloveychik
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But for that we must find a blending point of intelligence and heart.  Intelligence – is cold, heart – is hot.  A “fevered mind” is a sign of disease, “frozen feelings” is a sign of a troubled heart.  How can we join non-joinable things, ice and fire?  To join them – in order that the […]

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On Conscience

By S.Soloveychik
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The truth distributed in the world – is the foundation of human spirit, the statement about human dignity, the affirmation of the line between good and evil – it lives in people as conscience.  Millions of people for thousands of years sought the truth and reached it, and so, gradually the common knowledge (science), the […]

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Who Sow the Seeds of Evil?

By S.Soloveychik
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Of course, we ourselves sow the seeds of evil, nobody else. Evil is born in the soul of a child more or less as a sickness is.  A medical encyclopedia writes: there are two causes of sicknesses – breaks and defenses.  When a grain of sand flies into an eye, an organism begins to fight […]

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I Hate You

By S.Soloveychik
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Our Matvey is a kindergarten boy, and he is an honest one.  On a question about favorite foods he answers, “Cutlets, juice, potato, and macaroni.” Today we have macaroni for breakfast.  There is only he and I.  He reluctantly pokes at his food and makes a mess around the plate.  In kindergarten he would get […]

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Intelligent Child – What Do We Mean?

It's All About Dignity
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We all want our children to be intelligent. In this article by the word “intelligent” we don’t mean the child’s capacity to count, read, or solve puzzles. We mean children’s ability to understand the difference between right and wrong, between good and evil. This is the kind of intelligence we wish our children to have.

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