Musing Aloud | Christmas in the Trenches


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In this episode, Stephen muses about the Christmas in the Trenches during WW1 and what it can tell us about kindness, affection, and true brotherhood.

Show Highlights:

  • The Christmas in the Trenches
  • The nature of enemies and rivals.
  • Is it possible for us to be everyone's friend?
  • Should we try to be everyone's friend?
  • A redux of the kindness vs. niceness debate.
  • Self-respect and justice towards self.
  • The damaging push towards inclusion at the expense of exclusivity.
  • The dilution of friendship through false affection.

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