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

Loot Boxes, and the Appeal of Higher Education

Video games are great because they allow a person to scratch their competitive itch without suffering any real-life consequences. It is great to win a round of Overwatch or get a multi-kill in… Continue reading

What to do with Life

When dealing with the big questions, people rarely offer discussion or context. Instead, difficult queries are often met with shallow platitudes. If you want to hear a person say something that sounds really… Continue reading

Leaving and Returning

Kids are always complaining about going to school. When I was a kid, I used to like going to school. I didn’t always enjoy the actual part of going, being uprooted from where… Continue reading

Trouble, and the Stages of Human Life

All living organisms undergo some type of life cycle. For many creatures, the stages of the life cycle are clearly delineated and easy to see. There is an obvious difference between a caterpillar,… Continue reading

Siren Songs and Siren Warnings

Imagine you are an ancient sailor. You’ve been out to sea for what seems like eternity. Maybe you are going somewhere. Maybe you are just drifting. Either way, it is a shock when… Continue reading

Fish, Trees, and Judgement

“Everyone is a genius. If you judge a fish by his ability to climb a tree then the fish will think he is stupid.” This is a very famous quote. Many say it… Continue reading

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