Becoming ‘exceptional’ is about doing something that is unconventional and daring. A person with such characteristics and qualities is someone who is willing to go the extra mile to pursue a high-level goal or an extraordinary outcome.
The European Union processed more than 1.3 million asylum request in 2015, more than doubling its previous record of 700,000 requests after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992.
Bystander intervention is an effective tool, if it can both teach immediate skills, as well as facilitate conversations about sexual assault on a deep level and promote critical thinking about gender stereotypes and societal power differentials.
Despite the hand-wringing that has unfolded in some circles over the current state of our culture — and increased fears over the Islamic State’s ongoing rash of terror — a prominent psychologist says the world might not be so awful after all.