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Where Is The Will To Survive?

Where Is The Will To Survive?

One would think that the will to survive would be so far ingrained in our DNA that even questioning its presence would be folly. After all those without the desire to and ability to survive and procreate have served as Darwinian dead ends throughout history. Thus we are the descendants of those most interested in and capable of procreating and ensuring the survival of their offspring. This process has continuously taken place unimpeded for thousands of years, until now. Apart…

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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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Thoughts on “The Fall of Western Man”

Thoughts on “The Fall of Western Man”

Having finished Mark Collett’s “The Fall of Western Man” I’m left with some thoughts on some of the topics he brought up. I don’t have much to add to his very comprehensive and excellent analysis of the roots of the problem plaguing Western civilization. His take on the issue is novel, in that he views it through a psychological lens. Collett talks repeatedly about the conflicts taking place between the id and superego. Coming from a libertarian background myself, I…

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The Illusion of Democratic Control

The Illusion of Democratic Control

Growing up in a democratic country has instilled in me a great respect and love for this governmental system. Is this veneration justified? Does democracy merit being held in such high regard? At first glance it is undoubtedly true that democratic countries generally have great economic outcomes. Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and so on all are wealthy countries. But the story doesn’t end there. Many countries that have or have had totalitarian regimes in the recent past have done…

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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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Are Children’s Stories Healthy?

Are Children’s Stories Healthy?

Lying in bed last night, I had the following though pop into my head. Are Disney princess stories healthy for children? In Disney stories and in fairytales a common theme recurs. A great example is the movie “Titanic”. The poor man gets the rich girl. They would have lived happily ever after, except for the drowning part. The stories we expose our children to aren’t representative of how relationships actually work. Like attracts like. There is a reason that rich…

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