Month: March 2021

Independent Thought & Individualism – Myths of a Kind

Is it possible that the most difficult thing for a human is to have an independent thought? It has been said that everyone is the unconscious exponent of some dead philosopher or other. In other words, we’re all drinking somebody’s Kool-Aid. Every idea you have has been borrowed. Every belief inculcated. From birth, each new …

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Books

I’m putting together a book list. Titles I’ve read that I can recommend to my kids or to anyone. I got the idea after listening to a Tim Ferris podcast interviewing Jordan Peterson during which he mentions Peterson’s list on his website. It is a fantastic list of 100 books. I copied the list into …

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Wants Are Not What They Are Cracked Up To Be

Have you ever stopped to consider it is your wants that get you into various troubles, and rarely your needs? I asked my 17-year-old son the other day if he would accept a job offer that would guarantee him all of his needs being met for life: food, shelter, clothing, transportation, medical, educational expenses, etc. …

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Prelude to a Review of The Overstory…(is that a thing???)

I love to read. It is the single greatest skill a human can acquire in my opinion. The books I’ve read have transformed my life, and continue to do so. There is something magic about the transposition of knowledge, sensation, emotion, and longing that happens when a skillful author communicates via a form of ancient, …

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