Monthly Archives: August 2008

Names of Death

Both in ancient times and the present day, we humans have always had a sense that knowing the name of an entity is a form of power over it.  In ancient times, that power was mystical or magical.  In the … Continue reading

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Failure

Failure is not an option.  It’s either a choice or a lack of ability.  Or both.  My failures are usually a combination of both.  For example, having very little time to complete a school assignment (a lack of ability) and … Continue reading

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Heart of Gold

Jealousy is an emotion that I have never been able to come to a rational understanding of.  Although I have come to  rational understanding of my positive emotions, such as love or contentment, the negative ones, such as hate or … Continue reading

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Impressions

The importance of first impressions is not to be underestimated.  Appearances and speech patterns set the tone for  your future dealings with others. The circumstances of the situation you’re in the first time you meet your future spouse will likely … Continue reading

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Cosmological Capitalism

We are all treasure hunters, we thinkers and seekers after truth.  It is our hope that we find truth and that it will make us happy, that our lives will be better, that we will experience fulfillment and peace.  While … Continue reading

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Blind

None are so blind as those who will not see.  Well, aside from those who do not bother looking in the first place.  Those who never question cannot even begin to see.  Those who refuse to acknowledge reality are those … Continue reading

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Solitude

Solitude is no fortress, but it can guard a person’s fragile psyche almost as effectively.  Or it can simply allow one the space in which to recharge and unwind.  The latter is a great thing, the former quite unhealthy.  When … Continue reading

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