Author Archives: Shaunalei

About Shaunalei

Sometimes working toward peace is a serious business; other times it's just a whole lot of fun. I created "Peace by Piece" as a storehouse for some of my thoughts. (Aren't you lucky to have found them?!) Enjoy!

Judging ideas rather than people

I just read a Facebook post in which the author lamented the condescending, “superior” attitude of what she calls open-minded liberals towards those of more conservative belief.  I couldn’t help thinking, “Look in the mirror.”  Both sides act condescendingly towards … Continue reading

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The right to believe versus “right belief”

I wish spiritual authorities the world over embraced the principle that individuals have a right and obligation to discover for themselves spiritual “truth” rather than an obligation (with eternal consequences!) to accept the spiritual “truth” contained within their specific religious … Continue reading

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Work versus smarts . . which should be praised?

Holy cow, I just read a very powerful article which I think should be read by all parents, grandparents, leaders of youth, school administrators, and–especially–teachers!  It’s called  “On the Perils and Promises of Praise,” written by Stanford pscyhology professor, Carol S. … Continue reading

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