Mattering

July 19, 2018

From “I Matter” to “We Matter”

Feeling valued and adding value, the act of making a difference, are at the core of mattering. Unfortunately, in the current “Me Culture,” advocates of mattering […]
June 11, 2018

Mattering and Pity

After I lost my parents in a car accident when I was eight years old, I became the subject of pity. People meant no harm, but […]
June 6, 2018

Mattering and Fairness

We seek fairness and pursue dignity. We know right away when someone makes us feel valued and when someone is dismissive. We have highly developed radars […]
June 2, 2018

Values that Matter

You just have to witness the narcissism epidemic to realize that feeling valued, without adding value to others, is a dangerous path for individuals and societies. […]
May 31, 2018

Mattering and Belonging

Baumeister and Leary suggest that “belongingness can be almost as compelling a need as food.” These authors suggest that the need for group membership also has […]