It’s a shame that we can’t be genuine with everyone all of the time. Even after so much self-knowledge work, “hanging out” with people is still painful for me most of the time. I observe a world at large that fears honesty, and I think that is sad. It is very anxiety provoking for me, talking about seemingly trite and unimportant things with people most of the time.
The freedom-producing project that has been the Western world is heading in the wrong fiscal direction, and it’s the direct result of our inability to focus on the future, and on the futures of our children. In the West, it seems that voting goes more along the lines of personal hedonism than the good of […]
Criminal tax-evader Kent Hovind was released from prison this week. I caught wind that Jim Duggar (of 19 Kids and Counting) was with him. My only thought is, “How fitting.” Kent Hovind’s beliefs are so patently absurd that I don’t really know where to begin. And I would argue that Jim Duggar’s family is part […]
I Googled “blanket training” tonight, and the 2nd result that came up was from the Duggar Family Blog. Scroll down a bit, and you will see the following tidbit about blanket training:
So I recently decided to get back on Facebook. I had originally joined this social networking site in late 2009. At the time, I remember feeling mounting pressure and the sense that I was missing out on something really cool. I mean – after all – practically everyone was on it! People were asking me if […]
I have taken it for granted for most of my life that I was born into a country where freedom is the modus operandi. This is part of what makes the USA a great country to live, raise a family, and operate a business in. I suspect that most who live here have done the […]
In my previous post about CEO compensation, I wrote about how inaccurate the portrayal of executive compensation actually is. Despite what you might hear about these “uber-wealthy” CEOs, the real statistics and actual evidence don’t support the claims that are often heard in the media. Today, I have some additional thoughts about this topic.
I am an empiricist. And as such, I remain skeptical of claims about any news story until I have a chance to look into the facts. I believe this is a good thing. But oh how I wish the vast majority of people with whom I debate on the topic of CEO compensation (or most […]
Many people believe they can achieve happiness through methods other than by virtuous means. We often hear that if someone would only receive something — be it fame, fortune or otherwise — that they would be happy. One case in point is celebrity life. Think about celebs like Michael Jackson. He was the “king of […]
If you haven’t read, an Indiana pizza restaurant called Memories Pizza has garnered over $840,000 in donations on the crowdfunding site gofundme. Why did this happen? When the controversial Indiana legislation, a.k.a. RFRA was passed and the owners of Memories Pizza publicly commented that they would prefer not to serve gay people in their restaurant. […]