I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.
- “The humanities interrogate us. They challenge our sense of who we are, even of who our brothers and sisters might be.” Arnold Weinstein’s “Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life” expresses the immeasurable gifts the humanities has to offer us.
- Curious about who you are and what traits define you? I loved taking this self-knowledge questionnaire from the website, The Book of Life. It only takes a few minutes to complete – the traits it identified for me were on target.
- This TED talk, “Raising a Digital Kid Without Having Been One” by Galit Breen is a must watch for those parents who want their kids to be kind online.
- “Why do we endlessly replicate mature patterns for young audiences?” Lynn Messina’s, “Stop Asking If My 4-year-old Has a Girlfriend” explores the importance of letting kids act their age.
What reads captured your interest this week?
What a terrific piece from the NYT about the humanities. Great find and thank you for sharing!
I am glad you liked it, Jackie. It’s a great read for those who sometimes might be plagued with doubts regarding their more artistic path. Have a good weekend.
Galit’s TED talk was one of the few I’ve ever seen. I just loved her. And I read the one about not asking the four-year-old if he has a girlfriend!
Galit and her message are the best, aren’t they? Have a great weekend, Tamara.