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Leaving comfort

September 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

Vintage chairs B/WMy default is comfort. I want a soft seat. I want a cold drink. I want good food, and plenty of it. I want a steady paycheck, and plenty of it. I want great sex, and plenty of … you get the point. I want my car to start every time. I want a promotion. I want my wife and kids to love me. I want a giant TV. I want every sport live, right now, on said TV – and in HD.

Every commercial you and I hear is an appeal to comfort. It’s something that promises to make life easier or better. But is it possible that all this comfort is actually making our lives more miserable?

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The Next Chapter

September 4, 2012 — Leave a comment

The Next Chapter 1Is there a book that has shaped you? Maybe a particular story that inspired you to do something? There are a handful of books in our world that forever changed the course of human history. Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Ethics, the works of Shakespeare, Freud, Darwin. There are books that have launched wars, and that have set whole movements in motion. Something I’ve been thinking lately is, what if those books had never been written? I mean seriously, what kind of world would we live in if it weren’t for Dostoevsky, or Mark Twain, or Milton? What if Romeo and Juliet never existed – or worse, Hamlet? Would “to be or not to be” still be the question?

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