Connection and Relationship

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Title

The Porcupine’s Dilemma

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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 pessimism,” he regarded human desire as the…

Title

The Danger of a Single Story

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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…

Title

Poem with One Fact

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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 constrictor." From this…