Category Archives: Philosophy

Why Abe Lincoln Would be Homeless Today

“Let no man live who is wiser or better or more famous or even handsomer than the mass. Cut them all down to a level: all slaves, all ciphers, all nobodies. All equals.” – CS Lewis, The Screwtape Letters We have, in American culture, most curious ideas about equal opportunity.  Where once we valued inventive [...]

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Sex is a Ghetto

We’ve got a big problem in this country with intellectual honesty.  After all, 46% of Americans still believe that God created man in the past 10,000 years.  Any educated person accepts that the earth is not flat, that there is no tortoise carrying the world on its shell, and that knowing a lot about plants [...]

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Good habits

Consider this quote by Aristotle: “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly” Wow. If this is a true statement (and I believe it is), then a man ought to build his life [...]

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Ikigai by Sebastian Marshall – A Review

I just finished up the book Ikigai (or rather, ordered collection of essays, email fragments and blog posts) by a guy named Sebastian Marshall.  Ikigai translates to “Reason for Living,” and Sebastian does a good job of putting together a case for what type of reasons one should live their life, and provides a general framework [...]

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Good Charity, Bad Charity – The Chicken Story and How it Changed My Life

I spent about a year in Hawaii when I was 18/19. Lots of fun times, with a couple life changing experiences mixed in with some time that otherwise went by way too quickly. One of those I felt like recounting today. The Chicken Story In Hawaii, there are chickens everywhere. The locals told me that [...]

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