Category: Philosophy

26
Jan

Lessons From Kierkegaard: Life Shouldn’t Be Easy

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.

26
Nov

How to Deal with Me (or any INTJ)

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 their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual […]

26
Sep

The Meaning of Life

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 ultimate goal, or that anything a human being does has an inevitable consequence and meaning. […]

A Little Enlightenment Post

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 man who came to see the Buddha because he had heard that the Buddha was […]

28
Jan

What happened to Killer Bees?

“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? I guess these bees weren’t the conquering sort. So, since I haven’t been mauled by […]

Escapism for the Disillusioned

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 one looks mostly complete, so I figured I would publish it. It is still interesting […]

Women Throw in the Towel in Battle for Equality

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 to stop working upon having children or never working at all and being a stay […]

Ethics of Time and Place

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 retarded paper I did not really notice until a line came up about ruining the […]