The time between diagnosis and death presents an opportunity for “extraordinary growth.”
The problem is not simply a social one — it’s an existential one, too. There is a direct connection between how alone people feel and how meaningful they judge their lives to be.
In Lisa Genova’s novels, tragedy and hardship reveal individual worth and the power of love.
In the face of hardship, some people manage to find deeper meaning and purpose. Discover the factors of post-traumatic growth.
Pulitzer winner Joe Rago is gone too soon.
The idea that a meaningful life must be or appear remarkable is not only elitist but also misguided. The most meaningful lives are often not the extraordinary ones. They’re the ordinary ones lived with dignity.
Contemporary society has some very wrong-headed ideas about what constitutes success. Popular thinking holds that a person who went to Harvard is smarter and better than someone who attended Ohio State; that a father who stays at home with his kids is contributing less to society than a man who works at a Fortune 500 company; that a woman with 200 Instagram followers must be less valuable than a woman with two million.