Connection and Relationship

Title

The Porcupine’s Dilemma

Author

Schopenhauer, Arthur

Type

Reading

Overview

Nineteenth-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote extensively on motivation, desire, and the relationship between the individual and society. Sometimes called “the philosopher of…

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Title

The Danger of a Single Story

Author

Adichie, Cimamanda Ngozi

Type

Video

Overview

Born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1977, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels, short fiction and nonfiction. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship along with many other…

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Title

Poem with One Fact

Author

Hall, Donald

Type

Reading

Overview

Donald Hall's "Poem with One Fact" begins with the striking line, "At pet stores in Detroit, you can buy/ frozen rats/for seventy-five cents apiece, to feed/ your pet boa…

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Title

A Story about the Body

Author

Hass, Robert

Type

Reading

Overview

Robert Hass is an American poet who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995-1997. In his short parable, "A Story about the Body," a young composer falls in love with an older…

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Title

The Money-Empathy Gap

Author

Miller, Lisa

Type

Reading

Overview

"The Money-Empathy Gap" examines several physiological and sociological studies on the correlations and causations between money and interactions with others. The piece observes that many…

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