Are We the New Sodom and Gomorrah?

Two angels appeared before Abraham, patriarch of the Jews.  They said to him, “The villages of Sodom and Gomorrah must be destroyed because the people there have all become corrupt and perverse.”

Abraham could not believe this to be true, so he said to the angels, “If I can find fifty good people there, will you spare these villages?”  The angels agreed.  Abraham searched the villages and could not find fifty good people.

Abraham then asked the angels, “If I can find forty good people there, will you spare these villages?”  The angels again agreed.  Abraham searched the villages and could not find forty good people.

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Personality Doesn’t Change

Can a nerdy child grow up to be an aggressive tycoon?  Can a childhood bully develop into a mild-mannered librarian?

Social Scientists have long debated whether our personalities develop mainly in early childhood or continue to change and grow throughout our lives.  Sigmund Freud was the first to state that personality is formed in early childhood and stays basically the same throughout adulthood.  One of his followers, Eric Erikson, believed we continue to develop throughout our lifespan.

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Fatherhood Under Attack

Half the fathers in a new survey report being criticized about their parenting skills. Mostly, the criticism comes from their wives and partners.

Topping the list of areas in which fathers felt criticized was how they dealt with discipline. “Addressing a child’s misbehavior is one of the greatest challenges of parenting, and parents aren’t always on the same page when it comes to expectations and consequences,” said survey co-director Sarah Clark, of the University of Michigan.

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