A Time of Passion: America. 1960-1980 by Charles R. Morris is one of the most insightful books I have ever read. For reference, there are only two other books that I would rank in the same category out of hundreds. If you ever wanted to understand why America and (to some extent) the world is […]Read more "Brilliant Read. A Time of Passion: America, 1960-1980"
Throw out those college rankings!Read more "How to pick the right college"
I was reading a National Geographic article about Bhutan and its struggle to modernize when I thought of this question. What the king is doing is remarkable. Rarely in all of history has an absolute monarch simultaneously opened his country up and voluntarily given up power to the people. Clearly, he believes in the benefits […]Read more "No country remains unscathed by globalization"
Did you know that Giants walk the earth? Immortal beings of tremendous size and power roam freely, causing great harm or good with each stride. I’m talking about for-profit corporations. Once created, they live forever until dissolved. Technically, they are governed by laws, shareholders, officers, and boards, but in reality, no one controls them. Shares […]Read more "Trusting corporations with too much"
Unless you have one overriding goal in life, it’s better to hope, not expect.Read more "Hope not expectation"
…but you might be able to change some part of it. To survive as an idealist in the modern world, it’s necessary to make this subtle but important change. ‘To save the world’ is such an inspiring notion, but too many idealists are crushed by the burden of such an unrealistic standard.Read more "You cannot save the world"
Tick-tock, click-clock, the clock counts down: on we hurry, off we scurry. We are slaves of time. Or rather, we have become slaves of time. We live in fear of wasting time, yet we have so little quality time. The strange thing is, even as slaves we still imagine ourselves in charge–or at least we’re supposed to […]Read more "Slaves of Time"
In America, we are constantly being told what is good for us, what we should do, and what we should want. Being a conscientious guy, I spent years trying to conform to what I thought I “should” be. It wasn’t until recently that I finally accepted the fact that I’m different, and it’s ok.Read more "It’s ok to be different"
In the developed world, we live longer and have more choices than ever before, but this embarrassment of riches is creating a growing problem. Many people simply get overwhelmed by all the options.Read more "Everyone needs heroes"