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Building a Narrative, Finding Salvation

Today, while I was talking to my barber, I told her about myself, and she used this word, “Ambitious.” to describe me. She only knows me through my presentation, yet she attempts to prescribe a narrative as to who I am. When I think about people I admire, I think of the elements that I […]

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Progressivism, Because Conservatism Failed

Recently I watched “The Two Popes” on Netflix. While it was refreshing to consume media with a spiritual wrapping, the underbelly of the movie seemed to say, “Progressivism is Enlightment”. This is not an unpopular refrain, in fact, perhaps a bit tired one, to be frank. The idea that “Progressivism” will save us, shows up […]

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Reject Status, Embrace Strangeness

The happiest and most fulfilled I ever felt, was working 20/hrs a week at a burrito stand and spending the rest of my time programming. I would love a little bit of oppression, mixed with a carefree attitude to pursue what I want from life. My job takes all my effort, all my focus, and […]

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Please Oppress Me

Men need a master, and they choose it readily. Many marry early, choosing a woman too quickly. Or they indulge themselves in a life of plenty, thinking little of the days ahead and consuming much now, only to be smacked later. Others pick social status. They broadcast their identity throughout their life, easily and readily […]

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Childhood, Adulthood, The Loop

When you think about the contrast between childhood and adulthood, the most apparent one is the explicit memory of pure joy and the carefree nature you embodied as a kid. What were your goals as a kid? If you had them, you were probably a bit non-traditional, and considered to have a “head-start” on life. […]

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The Problem with Scientificism

Science has brought us a long ways. What are the limits on science? We confer faith on science like we do religion. Is this Scientificism?

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Do PhD’s erode knowledge?

With the replication crisis, maybe we should be asking if PhD’s actually erode knowledge? It seems that attaching status to the pursuit of knowledge, corrupts the end result, which is meaningful research. With the publication of meaningless fluff, it serves to obfuscate the truth. The result in greater uncertainty, and less overall sure knowledge. At […]

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Afraid of Dying?

Lately, I’ve been thinking of death, quite often. It seems closer than ever. This time of year, it really likes to come around and poke me to see how I react. This is when I graduated from high school, 5 years ago. My youth is slipping away. I’m still young. But I can see it […]

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What’s next?

Today at lunch, I was talking to my coworkers. I brought up the point, of how, at a certain age, there are no expectations for you at all. You can’t rebel against zero expectations. You can’t go along with expectations, when there are none. Then, what is the best course of action? Someone once said, […]

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The Narrative Trap

We think of our life as a narrative. It’s easy to write a story about ourselves. But our life is not a narrative. When we get too committed to our narrative we make bad decisions, because we mistook our story for a fortune telling. If you write a story with your life, you’re doing it […]