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A Moral Compass By Lila Hazan KidSpirit's Human Dignity issue. The concept of human dignity has never been in the forefront of my mind. I have been raised in a primarily atheist family within a primarily…
Is Anxiety a Way of Life for Our Generation? By Uday Schultz for KidSpirit's Fear and Anxiety Issue. We are the generation of stress. Generation Z, the Post-Millenials, Gen Tech, the young people of today — we are, more than seemingly eve…
Finding Comfort in Numbers By Celie Johnson for KidSpirit's Numbers and Symbols issue. My spirituality revolves around the use of numbers and symbols, a cloud of reasoning and a bit of mysticism. I believe in numbe…
The Joy of Questioning By Kavya Shah for KidSpirit's Interfaith Connections issue. The ability to question is a power that we all have. Sometimes I find answers to my questions, but sometimes I don’t. When I …
Catholicism and Child's Play by Megan Kelleher My first memory of my Catholic faith was not an out-of-body experience, an ethereal dream of God, or a sacred conversation with the Lord. My first memory of faith was Easter Su…
Caught in the Middle By Maya Mesh for KidSpirit's Heritage issue. Some people say that being Hispanic can mean a lot of things. It can mean that you are an honor student, a writer, a CEO, even a Supreme Court justice…
The Death of Novelist E. L. Doctorow E. L. Doctorow, who died on July 21, 2015, at age 84, was a thinking person's novelist who always excelled in showing us the unpredictable ways in which history, character, and morality intertwine. …
A Prayer on Thinking Wisely about Radical Life Extension Dear Ancient of Days, guide, direct and sustain us as we spend more money on medical and scientific research. Help us raise the right moral questions regarding "radical life extension." Poll: 56…
Midlife Crisis and Then Wisdom In a thought-provoking article in theatlantic.com, Jonathan Rauch shares some of the feelings of middle age and then moves on to an exploration of wisdom in the last stages of life. Many individuals…
Tricks from the Elderly to Stop Worrying Why do we spend so much time and energy on worrying? We are reluctant to admit that we can't control everything and make what we want happen. We have trouble accepting the idea that things do go wro…