W. E. B. DU BOIS

“WE SHOULD MEASURE THE PROSPERITY OF A NATION NOT BY THE NUMBER OF MILLIONAIRES, BUT BY THE ABSENCE OF POVERTY, THE PREVALENCE OF HEALTH, THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN AND DO READ WORTHWHILE BOOKS.” (One does not have to believe or agree with every action or thoughtContinue reading “W. E. B. DU BOIS”

TOO OFTEN, THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW YOU, LOVE YOU AND CARE ABOUT YOU, CANNOT STAND, AND WILL NOT ACCEPT, TO HEAR YOUR TRUTH, EVEN WHEN YOU TRY TO GARNER HONEST SUPPORT BY SHARING YOUR DISTRESSING AND UNPLEASANT TRUTHS/STORIES WITH THESE CARING PEOPLE.

Charles Tadros, M.D. October 19, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

IF YOU DO NOT (GENTLY, KINDLY, AND CONSCIENTIOUSLY) TELL A LOVED ONE AN URGENT TRUTH ABOUT THEM, NOW, YOU AND THAT PERSON WILL SUFFER, TOGETHER, LATER.

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 16, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

THE PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF GOOD JOURNALISM…

Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth Its first loyalty is to citizens Its essence is a discipline of verification Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover It must serve as an independent monitor of power It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise It must strive to keep theContinue reading “THE PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF GOOD JOURNALISM…”

HAVE YOU EVER KNOWN SOMETHING IN YOUR GUT, A TRUTH, BUT NOT BEEN ABLE TO DESCRIBE IT OR EXPLAIN IT TO OTHERS, LEAVING YOU LOOKING LIKE YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING?

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 12, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

ONE OF THE MORE FRUSTRATING ASPECTS OF ADDICTION IS THAT, EVEN WHEN AN ADDICT HAS MADE A DECISION TO TELL THE TRUTH, OR TO ASK FOR HELP, BETWEEN THEIR BRAIN AND THEIR LIPS THE MESSAGE IS HIJACKED AND OUT COMES A LIE INSTEAD.

Even when the truth is actually easier to tell, and not associated with consequences, many times, an addict cannot state a simple truth. Also difficult to understand, is when an addict will lie about topics or events which are totally unrelated to his/her addiction. Charles Tadros, M.D June 18, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri