No-one ever built a statue of a critic.David Nicholls While I am not one who desires to be someone who people will want to erect a statue, I cannot say that I don't pursue to be someone like that. As a stoic, I understand that even statues will crumble, fall, and eventually be forgotten. Yet … Continue reading For Those of Whom We Build Statues
Too often in my life I have generalized rather than individualized an outcome or an event, and I learned recently that these actions are much more racist than anti-racist. We seem to be guilty of this behavior most when an outcome or event does not include our group or tribe. Take the killing of George … Continue reading Generalizing and Individualizing
I grew up in a Republican household, believing that the Republican party was the party of Lincoln. But is it really today?
Many truths in our world are deep and complex to understand. Yet, we find ourselves guilty of finding a way to simplify the truth down to something easy to comprehend that fits our world view. How many times have we found a simple meme, thought to ourselves, "this is SO TRUE!", and shared it online … Continue reading Complex Truths
Our long-ago, pre-civilized ancestors had it much more rough than we do today. Finding food and water, building a shelter, and starting a fire was a big part of the day. They had to take any and all of the short term rewards they could get, as they were fewer and further between. Any calories … Continue reading Evolution of Short Term Rewards