Life Is Like a TV Show

In order to understand things, it is useful to compare them to other things. Apples may not be the same as oranges, but an honest comparison can help us to learn about both… Continue reading

To Control Others, or Control Yourself

Power is important. Everyone knows this. Yet few of us seem to know what power really is. There are different types of power, or course, but are they interchangeable? Can electrical power be… Continue reading

Emotions are like Natural Resources

When was the last time you contemplated anger, sadness or happiness? I am not a touchy/feely guy but I believe everyone should think about emotions. For my part, I think emotions are like… Continue reading

Tips for Self-Cultivation

The only person you are stuck with forever is yourself. Calls abound for people to discover themselves, but the self is not like a continent or a mineral. A self is not something… Continue reading

The Multiverse, Replaceable Parts, and Human Individuality

Everything that is, will be, and ever was exists as a part of the universe, but is this the only one? Is our universe all alone, or does it exist among an infinite… Continue reading

The Good LIfe in Three Steps

How does a person live a Good life? This is a fundamental question that is often overlooked. There is, and never will be, a definitive answer. But its still worth trying to figure… Continue reading

Advice from Ancient Warfare

In ancient times, when people needed to think strategically, it was less about personal beliefs, and more about defending themselves from scary, foreign armies. Still, some of their techniques can be useful for… Continue reading

Apology for the Media

Of all the things people love to complain about, and there are a lot of them, the media is surely near the top of the list. But the media is really a wonderful… Continue reading

Three Types of Friend

Having friends is an important part of life. Without friends we are alone, and when we are alone we go crazy. Some friends are good, other friends are bad, but all the friends… Continue reading

On the Nature of Gods and Beasts

You shouldn’t think of people as animals. However, there are plenty of folks who make this difficult. When you try to give someone credit for being a person, and then they behave like… Continue reading

The Things We Forget

Memory is a funny thing. We rely on our memory, even though it is clearly not all that reliable. We all remember things that aren’t important, but that’s not a problem. It is… Continue reading

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