Tag Archive: humor

Contrarium Eadem Est Scientia

There is an episode of the TV sitcom Seinfeld where the character George Costanza, in an effort to improve his life, sets out to do the opposite of everything he would normally do.… Continue reading

Detachment vs. Understanding

Enlightenment is an elusive prize. It is sort of like the very best item of those claw vending machines. A lot of people may claim to have won a diamond necklace in the… Continue reading

Mythology’s Best Lesson

Mythology is an important part of every culture. It makes no difference if the story is about Odysseus or if it is about Santa Clause. In essence, all mythology serves the same purpose:… Continue reading

The Enemy of My Enemy is Actually Pretty Cool

The defining geopolitical conflict of the current generation will be the crisis in the Middle East. In fact, the defining geopolitical conflict since the dawn of civilization has been the crisis in the… Continue reading

Ghosts, Demons, and Depression

Many of us are obsessed with the unseen. What can our ears, eyes, and nose, can tell us? What lurks beyond? These questions have inspired tales of ghosts and demons, ethereal beings that… Continue reading

Automation, and the Future of the Human Race

No matter what we do or how hard we try every one of us, along with the rest of the Universe, is moving unstoppingly toward the future. It doesn’t matter what you think… Continue reading

How to Get Ahead

Many wise philosophies suggest behaving in moderation is the best way to go through life. One should not be completely focused on either work or family. An enlightened person does not gravitate completely… Continue reading

Nothing to fear but Fear itself. (And Monsters…)

Fear is a natural part of life. Like many other natural parts of life, fear is something we would like to avoid sometimes. It is one thing to go see a scary movie.… Continue reading

Strategy and Morality

You would be hard pressed to find a person who does not enjoy victory. Everybody loves winning. It is the pizza of life experiences. However, just like we can’t eat pizza all the… Continue reading

Modern Occult Arts

There are many words that have a slightly different meaning depending on the context. Sometimes one interpretation of these words develops such a reputation that people forget it ever meant anything else. Like… Continue reading

How to Judge a Civilization (In Five Easy Steps!)

Strategy games are complex simulations that allow the player to re-live historical events. In these games, the player selects a faction to guide through scenarios while competing with other factions. These scenarios range… Continue reading

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