A Special Easter
An epic Passover mashup celebrating freedom throughout history.
Passover Funk . Something to make you laugh. A musical parody.
Enjoy this powerful video about setting yourself free. What is holding you back from freeing yourself?
We all have our own talents, take a few minutes to enjoy the unbelievable talents of these two young singers.
No matter how small you are (or how small you feel) you can accomplish great things!
016 was a difficult year in our world, but let’s take a minute to recognize and appreciate all of the good that came out of 2016.
It’s amazing how a beautiful garden can instantly grasp our attention, making us forget all our worries.
Strive for a life that is “enough”…a life that fulfills you and brings you joy.
Allow yourself to draw inspiration from anywhere, even the clouds.
Sometimes we have to be flexible! Don’t let the ups and down of life get the best of you, learn to dance through the change!
Finding your soulmate may take time, but true love is worth the wait!
LIFE PURPOSE . Tim Tebow Interview. What really matters? Seeing greater purpose in your life. This is an awesome interview.
I strongly recommend that anyone with strong feelings on the subject of homosexuality and gay rights watch these short videos and leave your comments – regardless of your position and how strongly you feel about it, take some time to hear some first hand perspectives.
“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” – William Arthur Ward
This is a video you should watch regularly – perhaps once a month — really! It introduces a perspective on gratitude that can enrich your life. TED presentation by Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude and Beauty
How an Elephant Chose My Daughter’s College: Emotions are Stronger Than Logic.
It took me a long time to realize the limitations of logic. For much of my life, including a 20-year stint as a law professor, I relied on discourse
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy, invoked my generation to “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” We are fortunate to live in a free and democratic society where millions of civilians and soldiers serve their fellow citizens.Today is Veteran’s Day and the weekend provided the nation a special …
Nine-Eleven. Two Numbers which took on new meaning on September 11, 2001. Since then, these numbers together have become a phrase that will forever be a prominent turning point event in American history.There is a natural tendency to repress painful lessons and the grief we experienced, yet we must not forget or fail to educate our children about what we …
Competition often brings out the best performance but it doesn’t always bring out the best in people. Even in the arts, actors, singers, dancers, and musicians must survive and thrive in a competitive community as rude and rough as any. Ambitious parents often introduce toxic gamesmanship and back-biting attitudes very early as their children are judged and ranked by the …
Olivia Gardner was a sixth grader in Northern California when her life began to unravel. It started when she suffered an epileptic seizure in front of her classmates. Immediately, the name-calling began. The hallway insults and ridicule — “freak,” “retard,” “weirdo” — escalated into cyber-bullying when a few particularly nasty students set up an “Olivia Haters” website. One student dragged …
I’ve given lots of commencement addresses and, despite the silly hat, it’s a head-swelling experience to tell a captive crowd how they should live their lives. The problem is, speakers are to graduations what turkeys are to Thanksgiving, except people are much more interested in a turkey on a platter than a turkey behind a podium. What we need is …
Sheryl Sandberg at UC Berkeley Steve Jobs at Stanford University: John F. Kennedy at American University: J.K. Rowling at Harvard University: Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane University: Conan O’Brien at Dartmouth College: Oprah at Spellman College: Denzel Washington University of Pennsylvania:
Hi, this is Michael Josephson with Something to Think About. This is graduation season. Many high-school and middle-school students will be moving on to the next stage of their lives. Some will be sad to say goodbye to their school, classmates and, maybe, even a teacher or two. Others can’t wait to leave it all behind. But whether you are …
A few years ago I came across a video by a very dynamic speaker, a former middle school teacher named Taylor Mali. He is now what’s called a performance poet — someone who delivers poetry as singers deliver songs. The poem that caught my attention was “What Do I Make?” an articulate and aggressive response to a critic who was putting down teachers. …
As I celebrate my 73rd revolution around the sun (December 10) I am immensely grateful, not only to still be alive, but because the Josephson Institute and its CHARACTER COUNTS! program have emerged from our most challenging year ever poised to reach new levels of impact on the character of our kids and the ethical quality of the country. There …
In this interview with NBC4’s Conan Nolan, Michael Josephson looks back at 2014. Among the issues discussed: torture and the CIA, Bill Cosby, Ferguson and the NFL. As always, we welcome your response. Please post a comment below.