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
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!
I want to start my article by first saying that I love this country, The United States of America, despite all of it’s criticisms. (And I will be the first to point out an area that needs improvement.) I’ve noticed that, in the last couple of decades, this nation seems to have lost it’s intellectual … More The bastardization of faith and reason
“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
I only recently learned what these ‘elf on the shelf’ things are but apparently they’ve been around for a few years. I want to start off by stating that they are creepy. They just stare. Sit there and stare. Am I the only reminded of an episode of Goosebumps by these toys? I mean, any … More Elf on the Shelf- a post Christmas psychology jingle
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
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
“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
I usually don’t know what to say when I first start out writing about something. I fumble around the keys and delete more than my share of paragraphs and sometimes pages of words before I come up with anything that I remotely believe to be an intelligible thought process. And, even after all that, I … More Educated minds and an ethos of hate.