Reflections on life.
“It’s not external things that trouble you, but your judgement of them.” Marcus Aurelius
- Wokeness and classical liberalism are different culturesIt’s said that the past is a foreign culture. We can’t understand colonial America or Victorian Britain unless we first understand that they thought differently from people today. Paradigm shifts happen throughout history, and one is happening right now. UnlessContinue reading “Wokeness and classical liberalism are different cultures”
- Men, we have an empathy problemRape is funny. Rape can be downright hilarious — when it happens to men. We laugh at prison rape jokes. But people who joke about women getting raped are rightly denounced as sexist creeps. Yet, if you include prison rape,Continue reading “Men, we have an empathy problem”
- Can you mix Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Buddhism?Each of these philosophies has important points to make, and each has aspects that won’t appeal to some people. Here’s a life philosophy that combines and modifies elements of Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Buddhism: We all want pleasure and to avoidContinue reading “Can you mix Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Buddhism?”