Category: philosophy

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Survival Of The Fittest

Obviously, evolution is a thing. Proven by science, observable in reality, it’s a theory with enough supportable evidence to be considered truth. Ignore any fundamentalist Christians who tell you otherwise. Their entire proof is in hearsay and a book that if they actually read it, they’d realize it makes no sense at all. (Seriously. Question …

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Society Based On Pleasure

I know it sounds weird in the era of Trump, but assuming he doesn’t blow us all back to the Stone Age, we may be heading toward a future where entertainment and pleasure are the primary factors. Think about it. Robots are replacing most menial jobs. AI will soon be a thing, and assuming it’s …

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Non-Conformity Beyond Rebellion

I’m a non-conformist at heart. I know, I know. If you know me or meet me, you might not think it. At times, I don’t think it. I’ve had hair in all colours, but I’ve never been the seventeen piercings or mohawk guy (except once after doing the century club and letting my buddy at …

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Teen Angst

Sometimes, I feel like I never got over it. How tortuous it is to be young, to be weened on heroes and ideals, to know, in your heart, in your mind, that everything is supposed to be good, only to find out how wrong you are. How devastating to find out your guardians are not …

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Do Better

I know everyone thinks that comic books are for children, that they’re a lower form of art.  That if it doesn’t have eighty thousand words of prose or isn’t measured in pentameters or God forbid, doesn’t have a thumping back beat or a soft indie voice pretending they have as much heart as Elliott Smith, …

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Environment Versus Technology

One of my favourite comic books of all time is Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender and Sean Murphy. As is typical, no one is really safe in a Remender story, and no one should expect a happy ending for all (or even some).  Things do end up well for Debbie and Takara, but there’s a scar …

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Process, Not Product

Life’s been a little turbulent lately.  Money’s woefully tight, with more bills and debts begging for attention all the time.  I suffered a personal loss, as my grandmother finally laid down after years of slowly disintegrating.  Professionally, work is a mess.  I find myself increasingly disengaged as my patience for other people’s bullshit and unwillingness …

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Presence

Presence is one of the critical components of flow, mindfulness and ultimately, bliss, or so every book that even touches on meditation or focus will remind you. They’re not wrong, but finding the right way to get that across to yourself can be difficult. First, you’ve got guys like Eckhart Tolle, who take the concept …

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My Why

If you’ve ever read Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why, or saw his TED talk about the same subject, you’ll have an idea where I’m going with this. (While we’re on the subject, watch the TED talk.  Don’t bother with the book, unless you need eighty-six examples written in 246 pages of small type and relentless …

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Universal Roots

I like the idea that we all come from the same place.  If the big bang theory holds true (and there’s questions, no doubt), then we’re all descended from the same “stardust”, as Neil Degrasse Tyson so lovingly put it. I often find universal origins to be a little constrictive in literature, and often stray …