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 […]Read More THE GOOD BOY MENTALITY
This is the title of the first essay Michel de Montaigne presents in his popular book of essays. He starts the essay by recounting histories of individuals who have taken paths other than what was expected, but got the results they intended. An example he gives in the opening sentences is of people being angry […]Read More THAT MEN BY VARIOUS MEANS ARRIVE AT THE SAME ENDS
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 […]Read More EXTREME HONESTY
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 […]Read More THE SILVER RULE
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 […]Read More DO THOUGHTS THINK THEMSELVES?
I intend this to be short. I hope I am successful. I didn’t plan to write this. However, I saw some post on my Facebook timeline, so I have decided to put a few thoughts here. The posts I saw on Facebook was about the killing of a supposed witch. I followed up on the […]Read More IT’S EVIL TO KILL ‘WITCHES’
I am doing something today that requires audacity. I am telling you how you can find your purpose in life. So allow me to take a deep breath. Oops! Now let’s do this. I am not writing this because I feel I am completely certain about what I think I am on earth to do, […]Read More 3 Simple Steps to Find Your Purpose in Life
“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 […]Read More How to be Virtuous but Non Boring