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thing one sits in for relaxing and thoughtful activity;
of, or relating to a group of individuals;
Today, the scholastic enterprise is a bit funny. The pursuit of truth, but only for those who can read the articles. Facts for the sake of facts, without understanding. But knowledge is nothing except in relation to the way we use it; embedded in the context of our desires and coordinated in the light of experience. This is wisdom. And the best way to learn is to teach our future selves. So let's do that. Let's turn scholarship into wisdom we can use.
May 30, 2020
I bet you've heard of S.M.A.R.T goals. If you haven't you should, and luckily enough I'm going to tell you about it here. But this article isn't about S.M.A.R.T goals. It's about what's underneath. It's about how we consistently miss the point of goals in our quest for success. It's about how that's toxic. And mostly, it's about celebrating ourselves a little more, because that's more important than we seem to want it to be.
March 29, 2020
Every now and then, the tiniest creatures show glimpses of the highest-orders of cognitive ability. What I mean by that is—there are plenty of animals that do very clever stuff they really shouldn't be able to do, given the way we currently conceptualise cognition. This doesn't just raise questions about how they do it, but also what really makes humans different.
March 13, 2020
Much is written on the subject of attractiveness. It has become synonymous with beauty. Attractive celebrities, attractive influencers, attractive art. And through this myopic lens, attraction becomes something ugly. Something that people have or do not have. Something to be jealous of. Something to be torn down. But it doesn't have to be. It can actually be something very beautiful indeed.
February 22, 2020
The movie Captain Fantastic portrays a sort of scenario I think many of us have entertained at one time or another. Pack a knife, some food, and a bag full of books and gap it into the wilderness. Live off the land, and indulge our atavistic tendencies – a simpler, more fulfilling life. Probably too simple…
September 24, 2020
It's no secret that we are lonelier than ever. We have many complaints of modern society, but our growing isolation is a common one. There are two reasons for this unhappy accident—the difficulty of finding people in ever more crowded cities, and the fact that we have lost sight of what a community is really made of. This article is about the latter.
September 20, 2020
September 13, 2020
Updates to old articles that get a lot of search engine traffic:
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