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Strangeness Dwells Within Us

This is what I’ve learned over all the years I’ve had philosophical conversations with all sorts of human beings: there is a great mystery at the heart of human existence, indeed at the heart of each of us. 217 more words

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The Need for Action and Vengeful Fantasies

We need to act; otherwise, our mind will have its way with us, seeking its own, second-rate satisfactions while tearing us apart.

When someone pushes us, we need to learn to push back in the right way. 590 more words

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When I Push You, Push Back At Me

When I push another man during a philosophical conversation, I want him to push back at me. In the rest of his life, he has gotten used (a) to being overly sensitive, (b) to giving in at the mere mention of conflict, (c) to apologizing. 582 more words

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Masculinity and the Case of Justified Anger

I speak with a lot of men about the loss of their masculinity in a feminized culture. I speak with them about wildness without recklessness, powerfulness without aggression, considerate manliness without brutishness, and, most notably, about toughness. 588 more words

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Moral Agency: Learning to Do the Right Thing

What is the Right Thing to Do?

You’re filled with pressing doubt about how to begin. Or you’re unable to make up your mind. Or you vacillate back and forth without end. 384 more words

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Money Rules for Simple Living: An Amazon Ebook

Alexandra and I are happy to report that we have published our first ebook on Amazon. It’s an updated and revised version of Money Rules for Simple Living: A Very Brief Guide… 68 more words

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Getting a Clear View of our Basic Beliefs

After all these years of having philosophical conversations, I’m beginning to see something more clearly. Our everyday lives are built upon an elaborate edifice that itself rests on an unexamined basic belief or set of beliefs. 434 more words

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