Browsing All posts tagged under »suffering«

A Fine Afternoon, Caught Between History and the Ever Present Future.

January 1, 2012

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It was an unusually warm afternoon in late October. My friend had disappeared, following her daughter, who had wandered off, cheerfully exploring. Someone was flying a kite and, as I lay on my back in the grass, I decided that it was very generous of him or her to provide such a wonderful sparkling charm […]

What should I do with my life? A plausible answer.

November 26, 2008

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Poverty is one of the primary causes of suffering. So, 1) I will pursue an end which allows me to accumulate wealth and I will transfer some of it to a person living in poverty and/or to a person or organization working to eliminate poverty. The end I pursue will not itself directly contribute to […]

Making Sense of Political Debate

November 26, 2008

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Humans love to name things. From an early age, we leave our mark on the world, attempt to control it, and even demonstrate our allegiance to others by naming and agreeing to be named. Unfortunately, names aren’t the powerful tools we sometimes imagine them to be. To name a thing does not give us control […]

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