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 […]
May 26, 2018

Threats to Mattering: Devaluation, Disconnection, Disengagement, and Disintegration

  These four problems define the crisis of our time; the crisis of not mattering, or mattering only to ourselves. Devaluation, disconnection, disengagement, and disintegration of […]
April 27, 2018

Mattering: Personally, and Socially

Question: What do the following people have in common? Talking to a colleague about a fantasy, Joseph Molesley, fictional character in Downton Abbey, proclaims: “imagine, Molesley, […]