Tag Archive: philosophy

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

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

Free Will and Destiny

I. Free will and freedom are similar, but different things. Freedom is a state of self-determination that has a lot to do with our relationships with other people. A person is free if they… Continue reading

Apology for an NPC

Everyone is the protagonist of their own life, the hero of their own story, but where do we fit as individuals on the grander scale of things? Two of the most profound influences… Continue reading

Use and Misuse

Abusus non tollit usum. “Misuse does not nullify proper use.” In other words, doing something wrong does not eliminate the potential to do the same thing correctly, but everything sounds better when you… Continue reading

How to Live Forever

The worst part of knowing you’re alive is the knowledge that you’re going to die someday. People in every generation have thought about this, worried about it, and tried to avoid the inevitable… Continue reading

Cosmic Rock, Paper, and Scissors

The number three has had profound influence on human cultures in most times and places. One of the most important groupings of three is that of Mind, Body, and Spirit. These are disparate… Continue reading

Emotions: Fight Fire with Water

Emotions are natural, instinctive states of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.If Reason is what separates us from animals, then emotions are what bring us back together. Sometimes they… Continue reading

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