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Beautiful Wanderer

Ten days since my last post.  I really suck at this blogging thing :\.

Anyway, here’s another short story!  This one is 1,067 words and will probably take no more than a few minutes to read, if even. 1,125 more words

Creative Writing

Meritocracy and the Jungle Law...

I recently watched a film called ‘Gandhi, my father.’ It explores the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son, Harilal. There is this scene where Harilal wants to study at some college and is desperate to get in but Gandhiji recommends another boy’s name (who also wants to go there) because he is more hard-working and deserving than his son. 605 more words

Do Not Dilute Standards for "Diversity" at New York City High Schools

The best public high schools in New York City (Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech) have one of the most most egalitarian and meritocratic admissions systems in the United States. 278 more words

United States

Time to Aspire

There are many things that I would like to change in the world. At the top of the list is inequality – the thing that stops most people being free to aspire. 171 more words

Aspiration

Do Your Best: The Failings of a Meritocratic Society

Every day of our lives we are told to ‘do our best’ and ‘try our hardest’ and I will not dispute that hard work and discipline is needed for anyone to succeed in any field. 397 more words

Working toward gender equality

There are a lot of things that hold us back from working in a meritocracy. There are a lot of things that hold us back from even just having gender equality at work and there are a lot of things that we can do about it. 121 more words

Gender

Divergence into the "Manosphere"

The best ideas of the “manosphere” with a bonus guide on how to be a patriarchal overlord.

One of the benefits of saying extreme things is you will get extreme responses and the opportunity to learn the opposition’s side fast. 2,061 more words

Human Nature