Category Archives: wisdom

Don’t Let the Parasites Define Who You Are

Both religion and science have their own version of the doctrine of original sin. It’s wise not believing in either of their teachings. Continue reading

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You Can Be Free, or Obedient, but Not Both

Obedient people are loyal not to friends and family, but to authority, and the authorities. It’s wise to be wary of them. Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up

If dreams weren’t bigger than reality, then they wouldn’t be dreams. Just don’t let anyone tell you that they’re too big for you to achieve. Continue reading

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Trendy Phrases Lead to Shallow Talk

I watched way too much TV as a child. To this day, one of my more dubious accomplishments is the ability to sing, word for word, assorted advertising ditties and intro music to insipid situation comedies from the 1970s. I … Continue reading

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We’re Not Turning into Zombies, Are We?

One of the most important aspects of being human is acting humane to one another — treating our brothers and sisters on the planet like people, not zombies. Continue reading

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Whom Do We Trust?

In a world of mass media, we feel like we “know” a lot of people, many of them famous faces. But just recognizing a face doesn’t mean it’s worth giving our complete and total trust to it. Continue reading

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Some Things Are Out of Our Control

Humans in power can make decisions that affect a lot of ordinary people. But there are some areas — the seasons of the year, the hope in people’s souls — that they cannot affect. Continue reading

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Afraid? Don’t Be. You Have the Courage You Need

Courage is not what we see glorified in movies and TV shows. Courage is what real people show every day as we face the challenges in our lives. Continue reading

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Fear Blocks Our Ability to Think

Fear and facts do not necessarily go together. Before we fall into the first, we want to make sure that we’ve taken time — in a silent, peaceful setting away from noise and chatter — to think about, question, and analyze the latter. Continue reading

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Major Decision? Don’t Be Rushed

Whether we’re buying something or considering a major life change, we are constantly pressured to make the decision fast. And if we don’t make the “right” decision, we’re blamed for being too hasty. Why not make it easier on ourselves and take the time we need in the first place? Continue reading

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