essays

Why, as a man, I want to live in an equitable world

When Donald Trump was elected to the presidency in 2016, I wrote a blog post acknowledging that I was not really as committed to equality as I might like to think. I did this because part of my spiritual practice entails identifying with that which feels frightful to me, and also because I wanted to… Continue reading Why, as a man, I want to live in an equitable world

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The impossibility of self-starting and hatred for the homeless

In the 2000 film American Psycho, there is a scene in which Patrick Bateman, a wealthy Wall Street employee, condescends to a homeless person in an alley. "Do you have any idea what a fucking loser you are?" Bateman rhetorically asks the homeless person. He then kills the homeless person and a nearby dog in… Continue reading The impossibility of self-starting and hatred for the homeless

L:HtR/UtW

The five languages of wisdom (L:HtR/UtW)

Written for lovers of literature interested in self-actualization, Literature: How to Read and Understand the World teaches readers how to derive principles of wisdom from literature and apply them to their lives. The book achieves this through a series of five essential steps, including identifying with literary characters, aggregating principles of wisdom from their experience,… Continue reading The five languages of wisdom (L:HtR/UtW)

L:HtR/UtW

Psychic mapping, part III (L:HtR/UtW)

Written for lovers of literature interested in self-actualization, Literature: How to Read and Understand the World teaches readers how to derive principles of wisdom from literature and apply them to their lives. The book achieves this through a series of five essential steps, including identifying with literary characters, aggregating principles of wisdom from their experience,… Continue reading Psychic mapping, part III (L:HtR/UtW)

Curriculum, Psychic mapping

The five languages of wisdom

Ever since I was a young boy I have wondered, what is wisdom? How do I know it when I see it? What do we mean when we call a person ‘wise’? Such information is denied to young boys, but as a young man I have noticed some patterns that I can report. The first… Continue reading The five languages of wisdom