kindness

kindness

Just weeks before her death, our host Krista Tippett interviewed the great writer Dr. Maya Angelou. In audio from that interview, Maya Angelou remembers her encounter with W.E.B. Du Bois in Ghana — and offers some wisdom for upcoming generations:

I am not interested in playing Farmville with the girl who told me to get a nose job in sixth grade. And no matter how much I honor her humanity, I just can't imagine that changing.

An imaginative video that brilliantly captures the essence and impact of David Foster Wallace's 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College.

Michael McCullough describes science that helps us comprehend how revenge came to have a purpose in human life. At the same time, he stresses, science is also revealing that human beings are more instinctively equipped for forgiveness than we've perhaps given ourselves credit for. Knowing this suggests ways to calm the revenge instinct in ourselves and others and embolden the forgiveness intuition.