Orwell on Truth

Orwell on Truth You probably have seen this quote before, but it is worth repeating and worth discussing. “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell This quote by Orwell on truth is well known, but we should […]

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Focusing on the Wrong Problem

Focusing on the Wrong Problem

Focusing on the Wrong Problem “Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.” How true is this? How often do we end up focusing on the wrong problem. Or maybe not the wrong problem but focusing so much on one we miss another. Focus and concentration is good […]

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Melancholy

Melancholy

Melancholy There is melancholy and then there is a melancholy filled with an awareness and appreciation of the vast complexity and expansiveness of reality.

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Epicurus on Happiness

Epicurus on Happiness

Epicurus on Happiness “We must, therefore, pursue the things that make for happiness, seeing that when happiness is present, we have everything; but when it is absent, we do everything to possess it.” – Epicurus Epicurus is one of the major philosophers in the Hellenistic period, the three centuries following […]

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Intelligence

Intelligence is not thinking you know everything without questioning, but questioning everything you think you know. This is not the same as skepticism. It is not questioning that knowledge is possible, it is question whether I have knowledge. As Descartes wrote in his Meditations, what we need to keep in […]

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