With an approaching Congressional vote on the use of force in Syria, there’s a fear that a U.S. strike against the Assad regime could lead down the slippery slope of a full-scale Iraq-type invasion. That fear is unfounded. See just how unfounded it is by watching Prager University’s newest video, with British historian Andrew Roberts, on why America invaded Iraq in 2003. Intelligent people can disagree on whether America should have gone to war in Iraq. Regardless of your position, Roberts provides the clarity needed to make a sound judgment.
When you were a child, what actions or accomplishments merited the most praise from your parents, teachers, and other adults? Good grades? Athletic victories? Good behavior? Say the question aloud to yourself. Now, between grades, sports, and behavior, which is the most important? The answer, behavior, should be obvious. In this five-minute course, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin explains how the world can instantly be made a better place: parents, teachers, and adults should reserve praising their children for when they act ethically. Yes, we all value good grades and athletic victories–but if a better world is your main concern, the best vehicle to that is ethical behavior.
Have you ever held a grudge against someone to the point where it caused you emotional, or even physical anguish? Do you, at this moment, find it hard to forgive or just let go of the pain that someone you trusted once caused you? In this five-minute video, with UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Marmer, you can learn the three types of forgiveness (exoneration, forbearance, and release). Rather than adopting the somewhat simplistic adage, “Forgive and forget,” learn from a professional therapist how to deal with a particularly bitter type of pain–the one that comes when a person you trust, or even love, hurts you.