Category Archives: Life

Self-Esteem Versus Self-Respect

“Self-esteem” means feeling good about ourselves. And it’s nice to feel good about ourselves. It’s a cheap and easy pleasure. But it’s better if we have reasons to feel good about ourselves. That’s an important difference between self-esteem and self-respect. American President … Continue reading

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Things to Know and See

In the famous words of Emil Faber, “knowledge is good.” That’s because it helps us to live successfully and happily. It’s no guarantee. And it’s not always what we want to hear. But in general, it’s better to know the truth … Continue reading

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In Defense of Misguided People

Misguided people are all around us. Of course, which people we call misguided depends on how misguided we are, ourselves. So I want to say a few words in defense of misguided people. They might not know the facts I … Continue reading

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Why People Are Not Things

Is it ever justified to treat people unequally? Before you try to answer, notice something about the question: It’s not a factual question. It doesn’t ask what is, but what ought to be. We might include facts in our answer, but … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2020

This is a beautiful video celebrating Memorial Day. I’m proud to be an American. I’m grateful to those who founded our country and fought for it. May it always endure.

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Free Yourself and Live

“You have at least nine months. Perhaps as much as eighteen.” “The first doctor gave me from one to two years.” “I hope he’s right. What are you going to do?” “Well, I have no family. I haven’t taken a … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Social-Isolation Blues

Are you discouraged? Depressed? Fearful? Confused? Unmotivated? Then I’ve got a cure for you. It’s guaranteed. It costs nothing. And it will pay dividends for the rest of your life. You need to know three things. The first two are … Continue reading

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What I Think Happened with Covid-19

After over a month of lockdown in most American states, people are starting to ask questions about it. Why did this happen? How did it happen? Was it really necessary? Here’s how the situation looks to me. This is not … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of James Bond

“You only live twice: Once when you are born, And once when you look death in the face.”      — James Bond “James Bond” is now a movie franchise, just like “Star Wars” was. But it started out as a … Continue reading

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In Defense of Dr. Fauci

I feel sorry for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most visible MD on the federal government’s coronavirus task force. Many conservatives want him fired because they think he’s undermining President Trump. Many leftists want him fired because they think he’s covering … Continue reading

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