The False Dichotomy Between Fun and Meaning

In today’s society, we are constantly faced with a dilemma between fun and meaning. We are told that we must strive for success in our careers and relationships in order to find fulfillment and happiness. However, what if the true purpose of our lives is simply to propagate our genes? This is the viewpoint of […]

A Simulation of a Debate between Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Tate

OPRAH: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this historic debate. I am Oprah Winfrey, and I will be arguing that culture is an essential part of society. With me is Andrew Tate, who will be arguing that culture is nothing more than a luxury. TATE: Thank you, Oprah. It’s a pleasure to be here. OPRAH: Let’s […]

Stop Lying

I finally said, “Stop Lying to me! Enough lies. Is everything a lie?” And then there was quiet. And then there were more experiences. And then I said, “Ah, but I am also a liar.” And then there was quiet, and some more experiences. And then I thought to myself, “Well, aren’t we all liars […]

The Corrupt Mind

In The Republic, there is a passage that describes what qualities a judge should be endowed with. The conversation takes place with Socrates. Socrates: ‘The best way for a doctor to acquire skill is to have, in addition to his knowledge of medical science, as wide and as an early acquaintance as possible with serious […]

How to Build Self Control?

The Power of Silence If you have ever experienced regret after an encounter with someone, where you may have said too much then you understand how easily your emotions can get the better of you. The truth is that no matter how rational you think you are, your emotions are much more powerful. When a […]

How The Weak Link Deceives

In the game of deception, no character is more potent and deadly than the weak link. You should not only be wary of those that strut their feathers proudly, they are obvious targets and have obvious weak points. You should also be wary of are those who are quiet, disgruntled, and weak-willed. They craft a […]

The Courtier

There is a character in society that has for thousands of years evoked outrage and envy –  the courtier. This character is very much alive today. Who is the courtier? He is the king’s companion, the teacher’s pet, the adviser, aide, henchman. The courtier’s strategy is extreme pragmatism. The courtier understands that the king has […]