Poverty and Wealth: The Common American Misconception

Growing up the way I did, I’ve had the opportunity to travel all around the world. It’s been extremely eye opening and I know I wouldn’t be the same person I am today had I not had these awesome chances to learn about all kinds of other cultures first hand. It’s amazing how different each … More Poverty and Wealth: The Common American Misconception

Utilitarianism and You!

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten the chance to write, at any length, about something that isn’t completely school related this semester. I suppose this is somewhat school related considering some of these ideas are ones I picked up in some of my classes. I believe they are crucial to understanding our society and … More Utilitarianism and You!

In God We Trust

“Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting “Jesus Christ,” so that it would read “A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;” the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in … More In God We Trust

Good will toward men

We forget so easily about the power of peace during times of war. Few people remember the peaceful leaders and idolize the ones that start wars. Heroes are not people who kill senselessly because their government told them to. They are willing to fight for something in which they believe. Not because they were told … More Good will toward men

United We Stand

Yesterday about an hour before I was to go into work I logged into Twitter and started reading a series of tweets that horrified me. Newton, Connecticut has become the only thing the news deems worth of reporting since a 20 year old man named Adam Lanza killed 26 people in Sandy Hook Elementary School. … More United We Stand

Buddhist philosophy in a society of scared sheep

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do … More Buddhist philosophy in a society of scared sheep