The Lies You’ve Told

How often do you lie? Did you lie just then? Do you think it’s ok to tell the lies you’ve told? Why or why not?

How often do you think others lie to you? Why do you think they do?

Would you rather tell the truth? Would you rather hear the truth?


Moral Monsters

I’m terrified at the moral apathy, the death of the heart, which is happening in my country. These people have deluded themselves for so long that they really don’t think I’m human. I base this on their conduct, not on what they say. And this means that they have become, in themselves, moral monsters.”

— James Baldwin

Baruch Spinoza on Free Will

So experience itself, no less clearly than reason, teaches that men [sic] believe themselves free because they are conscious of their own actions, and ignorant of the cause by which they are determined, that the decisions of the mind are nothing but the appetites themselves which therefore vary as the disposition of the body varies.”

Baruch Spinoza, Ethics