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Meaningful education and education for meaning

Pninit Russo-Netzer

Posted Jun 24, 2022

The search for meaning has been considered “the primary motivational force in man” (Frankl, 1969, p. 121) and constitutes a healthy, natural, and engaging process that is often characterized by an openness to ideas about life (Steger et  al., 2008). Recent integrative conceptualization offers a conception of meaning in life that includes three central dimensions: […]

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Rethinking what Matters in Education

Gilda Scarfe

Posted Jun 24, 2022

A few years ago I attended a formal dinner where the majority of guests were young post-graduates who had just begun their formal training to become school teachers.  I was seated at a table made up of experienced education professionals, most of whom were headteachers.  During the dinner I spoke to my neighbour, who was […]

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How can I be Free from my Struggles and Live a Happy Life?

Abstract This paper invites you to consider a more adaptive view towards happiness and suffering which may change your life. It suggests that the old paradigm of seeking pleasure and avoiding pain is no longer adequate in the current digital age, and a new paradigm of embracing and transforming suffering is needed in order to […]

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Featured Member: Christina Baird, PhD

Christina Baird

Posted Mar 29, 2022

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Kia ora koutou, Greetings from New Zealand.  I am Christina Baird, a psychologist based in Auckland. From when I began studying psychology in 1989, I have been determined to focus on using psychology to help people grow and flourish.  This meant that I didn’t take the straightforward path of becoming a clinical psychologist and working […]

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Do Something About it: Surviving a War Together by Acting Responsibly

Tim Yu

Posted Mar 29, 2022

“In sum, our greatest need in turbulent times is responsibility…we cannot function fully as individuals without taking responsibility seriously. Our democratic system will not function either, if the government and citizens do not fulfill their respective roles of responsibility.” (Wong, 2020) This statement concludes an article about surviving the pandemic (Wong, 2020), but I believe […]

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How Can We Survive and Thrive in Wartime?

The daily news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine brings back many painful memories. The scenes of Russia’s deliberate bombings of hospitals and schools, and the relentless shelling of residential areas fill my heart with sadness and rage, because the United Nation and NATO cannot do anything to stop a madman from destroying cities and […]

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History of the Meaningful Living Project

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Jan 8, 2022

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The Meaningful Living Project was conceived and launched by Dr. Paul T. P. Wong in 2011 according to his Facebook posting on January 1, 2011: “Woke up early this morning, praying for ways to get through all the competing voices and get my message out. How can I sum up the Meaningful Living Movement in […]

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