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, […]
January 30, 2018

The Mattering Effect

Mattering consists of feeling valued and adding value, to ourselves and others. These two experiences are not only complementary, but highly interdependent. Together, they create virtuous […]