Nov 2, 2019
If boys and girls are so interchangeable that boys can run, bike, and wrestle against girls, why does alcohol cause so much more havoc on girls’ brains than on boys’ brains? Why do far more girls deliberately cut their flesh than boys? Why does anyone cut themselves? Why do people pierce their tongues and belly buttons? The connection between the bloody observance of the Moslem cutting festival of Ashura and high school girls cutting their skins. Does the Bible prohibit suicide? Where? Old Latin-speaking monks referred to high alcohol content distilled liquors as ‘spirits’ because we use alcohol mostly to dull spiritual pain. When your rabbi felt attracted to another man’s wife. Hurting children by depriving them of the words for describing spiritual pain. Why primitive tribes cut and pierce their skin and why children of intact traditional families of faith engage in less alcohol and drug abuse, and far less cutting than other children. Being a teenager in 1950 and today. Why animals can be content in good cages but people never. Why some of us prefer connecting to others on the Internet over relating to real live people in our lives. Learn to control your screen time by understanding the addictive appeal of digital devices. Why some people love working for commission only.