THE NECESSITY OF DATA

Have you ever waited on someone for what you thought were hours till he reminded you that you have only been waiting for fifteen minutes ? This is why having a way of checking what you believe is important. We can be fooled into unnecessary exaggeration, and in other times underestimation. I propose that the […]

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FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

This title is taken from Joseph Campbell. He uttered the phrase in one of his series of interviews which come under the title Power of Myth. I loved the phrase so much that I couldn’t get it out of my head. I also think that it is a useful idea. I am not sure, but […]

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THE GOOD BOY MENTALITY

I am uncomfortable about this title. I will be talking about a character trait I share. What does good boy even mean? I don’t like to think of myself as a good person, because thinking thus is proud, and one can never be humble enough. The second problem is connected with Cato’s position that he […]

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EXTREME HONESTY

I have always thought honesty to be important. If you are with honest people, you can sleep without nightmares, because you know they will take care of your needs. Once a while, I meet people who I feel I can trust even with my life. Although the people I will trust with my life are […]

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THE SILVER RULE

The Silver Rule is a more robust version of the Golden Rule. As the Golden Rule says do unto others what you want others to do unto you, the Silver Rule states, do not do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you. These two rules are very similar, but different. How […]

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DO THOUGHTS THINK THEMSELVES?

I have a weird title up here. I wonder if you understand the question. I actually wanted the title to be “Do Your Thoughts Think You?” But that would have been very confusing. This piece is about how much we are in control of our thoughts. Are we responsible for our thoughts? Are our thoughts […]

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How to be Virtuous but Non Boring

“It takes a lot of skills to be virtuous without being boring.”- Nicholas Nassim Taleb. I first came across this quote when I read Taleb’s book of Aphorisms, Bed of Procrustes. He has four other non-boring books he jointly calls the Incerto. You should check them out when you can. He is one of my […]

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