Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Fear of Living

The two most common fears are often thought to be the fear of public speaking and the fear of dying.  But I would like to contend that most of us in my generation have a fear of living.  We’d rather … Continue reading

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Reign of Nothing

Every age of human history is ruled by something that drives our species to grow in greatness and change for the better, to slip into decadence and slide into depravity.  We have survived ages ruled by tribal wisdom and ignorance.  … Continue reading

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Love’s Cause

Why do we love?  Perhaps it is simply human nature to do so, though inconsistently to be sure.  It could also be a valuable evolutionary trait that contributes to the social cohesiveness that is so critical for the survival of … Continue reading

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Rationalization

Western nations in the present day often fancy themselves to be more civilized and enlightened than past nations and cultures that are either extant or extinct.  This is in part because we see ourselves as more logical and and rational … Continue reading

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Beauty

There’s a particular quality that a person has when they are free to be their truest self, when they indulge in no pretense and simply exist without making a concerted effort to do so.  I call this quality beauty. People … Continue reading

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Fuel

We each have sources of energy, both in terms of our biological and psychological processes.  Those processes do not run correctly without a good source of energy.  Without proper nutrients and vitamins (in addition to exercise and rest), our biological … Continue reading

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