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Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?
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On Monkeys and the Goddess: Fairness
Do We Need More Empathetic Judges?
Open-mindedness and Judgment: A Character Strength on the Fence
Improving Academic Achievement for Disadvantaged Children
In Praise of Prudence
Teaching Ethics and Narrative . . . with Violent Video Games?
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Why Teaching Kindess in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying
What the Future of Robots Reveals About the Human Condition
E.B. White on Weapons, Justice, and What It Really Takes to Live in a Peaceful World
The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love
The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases
Let’s Disrupt Income Inequality
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It’s Not Fair
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John Steinbeck on Racism and Bigotry
8 Steps to Combat the Bullying Epidemic
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A Rap on Race: Margaret Mead and James Baldwin’s Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility
Truth in Stereotypes

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Wisdom

creativity
curiosity
love of learning
perspective
multidisciplinary thinking

Courage

bravery
perseverance
honesty
enthusiasm
growth

Humanity

love
kindness
social intelligence
empathy

Justice

social responsibility
teamwork
fairness
leadership
taking initiative

Temperance

forgiveness
humility
prudence
self-control

Transcendence

appreciation of beauty
gratitude
optimism
humor
spirituality

This “Periodic Table of Character Strengths” is an original creation of Let it Ripple, and is based on research by Dr. Martin Seligman and Dr. Christopher Peterson explored in our film The Science of Character. The classification of character strengths and virtues is copyrighted by VIA Institute on Character and is used with permission.

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