Watching the excellent Bulls/Wizards play-off series is a funny critique on a societal lie: that if you put in your best, you will succeed. It seems that a lot of people still don’t understand that life is not fair, and sometimes successful results are misinterpreted as extraordinary ability.
When Kierkegaard said “I conceived it as my task to create difficulties everywhere,” he really had a great idea going in that practically it is rarely rewarding to live a life where everything is easy. It likely means that you are only exploring a small facet of experience, and leaving many rewarding paths left vacant.
First, let’s start with a good blue print of what makes up my personality. I am an INJT. This is a personality type from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion “Does it work?” to everything from … Continued
It’s fairly easy, and a construct of existentialist philosophy. There are two branches of explanation to the meaning of life. These are broken down into consequences and content. Consequences would be an expectation that life is building up to an … Continued
I loved this little story that I came across tonight and just had to post it for anyone that happens to read it. It comes from “Buddhism Plain and Simple” by Steve Hagen. There is an old story about a … Continued
“Soon the Killer Bees will occupy territory north to San Francisco and Richmond, essentially half the United States” Well, I for one, await our Killer Bee overlords. And I am still waiting, some ten years later. Where did they go? … Continued
This post is actually something that I wrote over a year ago. I am clearing out my saved posts in WordPress and found this one and many others. Of all the little snippets of posts that are not finished, this … Continued
This article, while slightly amusing being a man, is quite disturbing as far as trends go. This article in the New York Times basically outlines how women in top Universities (we are talking Ivy League here) are more frequently planning … Continued
I was listening to this Best of the 90’s mix I downloaded from that popular bittorrent site, when I came across that dumb song from 1995 “I Believe” by Blessid Union of Souls. Since I was deep into writing a … Continued