Strive For Good

We try and we fail to: Stop making bad choices Stop being lazy Stop being dishonest Stop giving up when times are tough Stop being unfaithful Stop being pessimistic Stop being so selfish It could be that our approach is wrong. Rather than trying to stop all the bad things we’re doing, and then beating […]

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Practice Truth

Justice 12/18/2019 When I first started reading philosophy in High School, I didn’t really know what it was. I thought it was the ramblings of a bunch of old men content to sit around in their robes and tell others how to think. And even though I didn’t understand any of it, I was intrigued. […]

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In the Pleasure Zone

Justice 11/6/2019 Okay, so the title may have you thinking of something else. And though the epicureans had some really great insights, I tend to lean toward more of a stoic mindset. A goal I have in mind for my son is to help him pursue the things he loves. Whether it is in sports, […]

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What Good Have I Done?

Last night I opened up Twitter and in my notifications was a question that made me pause and think. “Now that the day has passed, what good did you do today?” I will keep constant watch over myself, and, most usefully, will put each day up for review. -Seneca A new habit that I am […]

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The War Within

There is a war raging within all of us every day. It is a war that began in our earliest years and will continue on until all our final breath. It is a war against our base desires. Those desires that would keep us from accomplishing  our individual missions. Some will win this war, because […]

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Repeated Folly

In an ideal world, we should grow in wisdom as we grow in years. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we continued to make the same mistakes over and over? And yet, how many of us still do it? Do you still make the same financial mistakes, still eat the things you know you shouldn’t, […]

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