David Brooks has written an absolutely fascinating book about how we form our emotions and character. In The Social Animal, he makes the recent revolution in neuroscience understandable, and he applies it to those things we have the most trouble knowing how to teach: What is the best way to build true relationships? How do we instill imaginative thinking? How do we develop our moral intuitions?
Aaron: The unconscious mind has absolute power
Karin: Reason is the slave of the passions
Phil: The human mind can be pragmatic because deep down it is romantic
What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.