We build societies, hoping to avoid societal degradation, but the harder we work to avoid degradation, the closer we push our societies to it. Like a man with a relationship he thinks will bring him fulfillment, we cling so tightly that we eventually destroy the very thing we so desperately seek. Continue reading Let the World Burn, Embrace Happiness
“We have a great film with strong protagonists fighting off an evil antagonist in a very difficult environment. That’s all we should really label it, because I don’t want my children to think in terms of patriarchy or matriarchy. I want them to think in terms of “individuals” and “voluntary groups” doing great things for themselves and each other. While feminists might claim they seek the same, they actually hinder their efforts by labeling it by an -ism.” Continue reading The Trouble with Labeling Mad Max: Fury Road as Feminist
Ever heard Twenty One Pilots’s “Stressed Out”? It’s a millenial cry for help against the ravages of the modern world. … Continue reading “Wake up, you need to make money”
Much of what we do has neither point nor meaning. While we can ascribe points and meanings to events, much … Continue reading The Futility of Futility
It’s not easy to realize that some dreams, no matter how long or deeply held, don’t belong to you. For … Continue reading Releasing Dreams that Never Belonged to You
A doctor doesn’t deserve money because you’re misfortunate, but because she’s willing to try her very best to solve something she has no responsibility for: You. Continue reading Profit From Misfortune? That’s great!
I had dinner with a large family, including two adults, four boys and toddler at Salute the other night. Once … Continue reading High End Italian Rolls with Punches