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Judging A Book By Its Cover, Literally!

Judging A Book By Its Cover, Literally!

One of the topics that has evolved over time for me is the importance of visual attractiveness. When I was younger I casually discarded the importance of outward appearance, citing the politically correct adage that “its the inside that counts!”. I held this statement to be true not just for evaluating people (including myself), but also for book covers, movie posters and on and on. I don’t need to tell you that this attitude wasn’t particularly helpful in my social…

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Cyclicality of Timeless Wisdom

Cyclicality of Timeless Wisdom

I was struck by a sudden realization while going through “Hagakure” by Yamamoto Tsunetomo. Many of the topics, problems, solutions and issues that are brought up are remarkably similar to what we have to deal with today. I don’t think I’m pushing the line by noticing the cyclical nature of this. Even though this work in particular is many hundreds of years old, I immediately recognized specific points from similar self-help books I’ve recently read. Ground-breaking and transformative innovations often…

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Losing Social Development to Illness and Ignorance

Losing Social Development to Illness and Ignorance

Time to get personal. I’m introverted and I have a relatively small social circle. Saying that my social circle is small isn’t the same as saying that I’m afflicted with loneliness. I genuinely enjoy many solitary pursuits, such as reading, writing and hiking in the woods. The validity and usefulness of shallow social media “friends” and acquaintances is also something I deeply question. Humans aren’t solitary animals, many have made this statement throughout history. Few genuinely enjoy leaving society behind…

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Attaining Self-Knowledge Through Video Games

Attaining Self-Knowledge Through Video Games

Overconsumption of video games has been correctly derided for being a addictive time sink. Especially young men are at risk of losing opportunities for experiences and growth due to time being spent on electronic entertainment rather than “productive” pursuits. Like many other vices, video games can be a fun pastime if used in moderation. Even though these points are true, there are significant benefits to be had for the discerning consumer of video games. I’ve recently been thinking about how…

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Admitting Your Mistakes

Admitting Your Mistakes

Admitting your mistakes is a powerful, transformational and necessary thing to do in order to insure continued personal growth. It isn’t easy to do, especially in the face of victimhood culture pressuring you to blame everyone and everything but yourself. Rather than being a sign of weakness, I believe that showing self-knowledge through objective analysis of yourself is a positive virtue. I’ve recently spent quite a bit of time looking back at the decade that was. In that period of…

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Breaking Free From The Childfree Lifestyle Mold

Breaking Free From The Childfree Lifestyle Mold

Guilty as charged. I used to be one of “them”. The men suffering from a failure to launch, seduced by modern cultural marxist inspired mainstream culture. Those viewing children and babies as annoying, time consuming, resource draining and a ball and chain on your opportunities for living an exciting and fulfilling life. I was firmly in the aspiring “DINK” (dual income no kids) category. In holding these views, I was a conformist. The birth rates amongst natives in Western countries…

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Reflections on my First Decade of Adulthood

Reflections on my First Decade of Adulthood

I recently turned 28 and have thus officially been an “adult” for ten years. I’ve had some time to reflect on what I have accomplished in this period of time and on what I failed to accomplish. Looking back can be a useful exercise in order to gain insight into how one should live their life going forward. Like most people, I have gained insights and knowledge over the years that I wish I would have had access to at…

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