Addiction is Not a Disease: Taking a Look at Environmental & Social Factors

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: addiction is not a disease.  Aside from the growing body of scientific...

Some Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Addiction

The video below—entitled Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong—isn't bad, but it only covers two facets of addiction—physical addiction...

My New Mantra: 10 Steps Forward, 9 Steps Back

After all my decades of life experience, I've recently adopted a new mantra: 10 steps forward, 9 steps back... I used to...

Ignore Your ‘Magical Magnifying Mind’ & Carry On

I had an interesting life lesson recently, thought I'd share... For several days, I'd been stressed, frustrated, angry, depressed, etc. due to...

Men Who Would Be Gods

Jesus Christ was charged with, and executed for—not blasphemy, as is commonly believed—but sedition. He publicly questioned the authority of the Roman...

What Kind of Cruel Government Makes it Illegal for People to Buy Pain Medication?

I've often asked, "What kind of cruel government would make it illegal for people to buy pain medication?" This question is usually...

Mistaking Pleasure For Happiness

Another quick thought: One of the most important things I've learned to distinguish—and, unfortunately, only recently in my life—is the fine, nearly...

Thoughts: Autarchy vs. Anarchy, Individuation vs. Individualism, & Addiction vs. Enlightenment

I recently began identifying myself as an Autarchist, rather than the more common term Anarchist, because I believe it to be a...

My Recent Experience with the Monopolized Sick-Care Cartel That is the US Healthcare System

For the sake of privacy, I'm not gonna name names or convey details; besides, that's not what this post is about. Rather,...

Know Thyself, & Know Thine Enemy – For They Are Often One & The...

I didn't want to go to the gym this morning. I really, really, didn't feel like going. And, I had so...

16 Precepts for Acquiring the Treasure of Knowledge

At the beginning of his forward to A. G. Sertillanges' The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods, Catholic Priest and Political Philosophy Professor James...

Unschooling: Radical Education That Produces Free Human Beings Instead of Slaves

The following article by Daisy Luther was originally published on her website, www.daisyluther.com, and is republished here with permission from the...

Why Public Schooling Sucks

I did really badly in school. And I hated it from day one. Went from straight-A's the first couple years to...

Statism: Religion or Addiction?

Though many analogized statism to religion, for some time now I've held that a better analogy of statism is to addiction—with...

The Great Restroom Debate: Once Again, We’re Asking The Wrong Question

First of all, for all the knee-jerk reactionists out there, I want to begin with saying that this post is not about...

Forgiving Gets Easier With Practice

Forgiving gets easier with practice. For one, you come to the realization that you have no idea what others are going through....

The Real Reasons You Procrastinate and How to Stop

The following article was originally published on Jake's Health Solutions, a general health information site, and is republished here with permission from Lisa...

True Citrus: Finally, a drink mix that is helping me give up (diet) soda!

Around 30 years ago, when I was in my early- to mid-twenties and working in a machine shop, I used smokeless...

How the “Selfie Phenomenon” is Re-Defining Beauty

I really liked this video (below), and it makes a very salient point toward the end: that social media (Internet/digital technology)...

Resolving Conflict via Mindset Adjustment & Behavioral Adaptation

When circumstances change in our life (which is inevitable), and therefore conflict arises, we can deal with it in essentially one of...