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There are certain topics on which, agreement among reasonably intelligent humans is nearly universal. Taxes come to mind. Apparent disagreements tend to be the result of simple inconsistency and double standards – for instance, the universal opinion on taxes is that … Continued
To both of my loyal readers, one of whom is me, I wish happy, peaceful holidays, hopefully approximating the ideal of quiet reflection. The inevitable gluttony, when properly rationed, is also a vital part of it. This is what the … Continued
On a winter’s day, I looked out of the window and was overcome with a sense of sentimental love for the 20 kilometer radius I so far spent most of my life in. “My body”, I thought in a moment … Continued
So an article was linked by a friend that tried to explain the epidemic spread of various depressive and anxiety disorders across the developed world. I’ll leave out the obvious fallacy in that claim, namely the lack of realization that … Continued
Most people behave themselves not because of some fundamental moral goodness, but because of ingrained docility and a fear to be the assholes they really are. Only in total freedom from consequence, whether punishment or reward, is the true heart … Continued
Dear future reader, The most difficult part of any undertaking is always the first step. This post is intended to overcome the sense of foreboding immensity that accompanies the first step of any undertaking. This is a good method for … Continued