"Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our rafts are checked… the human individual lives usually far within his limits."
- William James, The Energies of Men

This collection is about being more than than the halt, the lame, half-made creatures that we are. The greeks called it 'arete', others call it 'dharma'. We'll call it 'betterment'.

Accidental talent

On Emotion

We're setting goals wrong, we're missing the point, and it's troubling

Who was Plato and Why Should We Care

Common sense isn't as helpful as you'd like, and neither is the truth

The false promise of a return to nature

Why catharsis is a (dangerous) lie

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