Adults remember more of what they learned in school than they think they do—thanks to an aspect of education that doesn’t get much attention in policy debates. I recently found a box of papers from high
Anam Cara and the Essence of True Friendship: Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on the Beautiful Ancient Celtic Notion
“A friend … awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you.” Aristotle laid out the philosophical foundation of friendship as the art of holding up a mirror to each other’s souls.
Artists and scientists throughout history have remarked on the bliss that accompanies a sudden creative insight. Einstein described his realization of the general theory of relativity as the happiest of