So summer is about here, and for many of us, that means a change of direction. We’d love to hear about what you’ll be doing and thinking about.
Your reflections on the past year would be interesting, whether they are about the state of the world or the state you are in.
The hard question: What can one say to help someone in grief after a very sudden and unexpected loss of a beloved partner? Perhaps I should stress: and that one believes is true. (The requirement that one think it true makes it particularly hard for philosophers, I think.) I think some of the psychological literature, like Dan Gilbert’s work on happiness, is helpful. Humans are much more resilient than we tend to think., he maintains.
This question relates to a severe loss a family member of mine has experienced. I was so struck by the priest’s assertion that we were all asking “why?” I certainly wasn’t.