Tag Archive: life

What We Choose to Pray For

When I was in seventh grade I took a school trip to Costa Rica. I saw many amazing things on that trip: rainforests, tropical animals, volcanic eruptions, death-defying mountain roads. But despite the… Continue reading

The Way to a Better World

Many of the philosophers of the past, and the present, have dedicated countless hours, page after page of ideas and thoughts, to discern the ideal forms of government and society. They all appear… Continue reading

How do Bad Things Happen?

I suspect most people are capable of far more than they think. Under the right circumstances a lazy person can become a captain of industry. History tells many tales of humble folks who… Continue reading

The True Value of Public Education

Few things have stuck in my brain like childhood memories of public school. I have spent a good portion of my life in buildings owned and operated by the local school district. However,… Continue reading

Work and Play.

It seems for many the value of a person is directly proportional to how much they exert themselves. People are socially rewarded by working late, or picking up heavy things without help, or… Continue reading

The Well-Tempered Person

The future is a time of opportunity. Who knows what success and fortune might come? The funny thing about opportunity, though, is that while it can lead to achievement, it can also result… Continue reading

The Secret Lords of Civilization

One of the most fascinating things about the Indian subcontinent is its caste system. The caste system is a method of organizing people into a social hierarchy based on their family history and… Continue reading

Why I am Jealous of Trees

Jealousy is a terrible emotion. Next to anger, it is probably one of the most undesirable emotions, and the source of many problems. Unfortunately, jealousy is an emotion that all human beings are… Continue reading

A thought on Death

“Hello, sir. Would you like to go to the christening of the first inter-stellar spaceship in 2136?” “Gee, I would love too! Oh, but wait. I can’t be there. I have to die… Continue reading

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