Shortsighted, shortsighted squared and shortsighted cubed
May11

Shortsighted, shortsighted squared and shortsighted cubed

To be shortsighted is bad: Suppose a person develops symptoms indicative of infection by a pandemic. If they neglect those…

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Why some fears are healthy …
Apr25

Why some fears are healthy …

We are often constrained and sometimes crippled by our fears. Consequently, we may think of fear as something undesirable. …

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When we react to atrocity with fury, we give the forces of illusion control over both sides of the war
Feb25

When we react to atrocity with fury, we give the forces of illusion control over both sides of the war

Suppose two countries start fighting because one of them has done something terrible. Suppose further that one side is …

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The more outer power we get, the more inner power we need
Feb05

The more outer power we get, the more inner power we need

Today technology has increased enormously the outer power accessible to us humans. By a few clicks, we can change the temperature…

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The causes of anger rarely hurt us as much as the consequences of anger
Dec16

The causes of anger rarely hurt us as much as the consequences of anger

Suppose someone insults us. Feeling angry, we lash out at them. They feel hurt and react defensively or aggressively, doing…

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Just because we have a right to be angry doesn’t mean we are right to be angry
Jun11

Just because we have a right to be angry doesn’t mean we are right to be angry

Sometimes, people wrong us by acting foolishly, irresponsibly or treacherously. At such times, we feel angry with them…

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