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Philosophy

Contemplation: Self Acceptance & Working Confidently

I recently came across the following passage in Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay Self Reliance,...

The Law of Love vs. The Law of Violence

The following essay by Leo Tolstoy was originally included in the publication "The Law...

The Benefits of Chuckfests

I no longer keep “stuff” around; if an item is no longer utilitarian to...

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,...

Making Good Art: Risking Non-Conformity & Embracing Failure

An unfortunate paradox that we all face is this: humanity reveres non-conformists from the past,...

Experiencing Happiness is More Important than Winning

Whenever I participate in games or sporting activities, I try to focus on the...

The Death of Sears: A Study In Corporate Suicide

This article was originally published in February 2015, then updated in October 2018 upon...

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