This article continues the ideas laid out in Why You Matter, where I describe how being, doing, and belonging influence our self-worth. Here I describe the obvious.

Black Lives Matter is a scream for basic human rights, the very concept that holds our society together. It’s clearly a direct response…

Remembering life’s value during a time of death

This article continues the ideas laid out in Why You Matter, where I describe how being, doing, and belonging influence our self-worth. Here I describe why unemployment can be so difficult to accept.

For an overly capitalistic country, the pandemic has been an important reminder. It has reminded us that…

(How To Understand Politics in Almost Any Place and Time)

“We are all different!” by Braiu is licensed under CC BY 2.0

You’re important for a lot of different reasons. You know what they are. I’m writing because I want to help you organize your reasons. It will help you understand your own worth. When you really understand your own worth, people and situations can’t manipulate it as easily. …

Karl Olson

American cello teacher, Kiwi farm worker, Australian tour guide, and German nurse. Hopefully my words make more sense than my biography.

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