Some Advice for Making Decisions

All decisions are interesting because the process of decision making is always contradictory. On one hand, making decisions can make you feel very empowered. On the other, making decisions can lead to terrible… Continue reading

Knowledge as a Kind of Friendship

Everyone knows what knowledge is, but knowledge itself can be difficult to think about. What does it mean for a person to be knowledgeable? If someone knows a lot about one thing, but… Continue reading

Good Advice, and Powerline Networking

The most difficult part of life is figuring out how to live. That is why old adages are so popular. Wise sayings of the past can provide waystones for our own future. Listening… Continue reading

The Depth and the Shallowness of Time

The passage of time is inevitable. There are physicists out there who claim time doesn’t even exist at all, but they can’t really prove it. As far as everyday experience is concerned time… Continue reading

Critical Mass, Perceptions, and Reality

The primary way we experience the world is through our senses. This is something most scientists, scholars, and theologians can agree on, although you might have a difficult time actually getting them to… Continue reading

Whose Fault is Everyone, Anyway?

People are wonderfully diverse as a group, but if you spend enough time around them, you will end up wondering the same things about specific individuals. Where is this person going? Where did… Continue reading

The Greatest Luxury

Everyone wants a bit of luxury in their life. Some people go to great lengths and spend literal fortunes to have access to luxurious things. These people are fools. Luxury doesn’t need to… Continue reading

Waiting: The Constant Option

All problems have unique and specific solutions. What works in one situation may not work in another. There is, however, one solution that always works. One thing that can solve any problem. A… Continue reading

Temporary Paradise

The most difficult part of the day is just getting out of bed in the morning. If you can pull yourself out from under the covers, then the rest of the day will… Continue reading

On the Responsibility of Rulers, and the Ruled

We all make bad decisions sometimes. Usually these bad decisions have minor consequences. Maybe you took a wrong turn in traffic and got stuck somewhere. Maybe you decided to eat fast food several… Continue reading

Enter the Machinocene

Without technology, human beings are not all that special. Maybe humans have great spirits, but who is to say a human spirit is any different from the spirit of a wolf or a… Continue reading

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