I love everything you’re saying here, and I likewise find lots of wisdom in the ancient Greeks.
Part of me hopes for a community that develops and lives a philosophy of life, a community similar to religion in some ways. Do you feel this same desire for community (along with the desire to have a deliberate philosophy of…
Doesn’t this perfectly describe Trump? If so, how does that fact square with the idea that the Blue Church is allied with the Democratic Establishment?
I like the argument you’re making here. I just think the Blue Church doesn’t *quite* cut along party lines.
Fascinating piece! I didn’t know about Frederick Smith’s experiences with psychedelics. Just a note: Frederick was the leader of the Community of Christ (RLDS), which is a different religion than what most people think of when they think of Mormons.
Do people say this — that A.I. *is* going to take over the world? Or do they say that there’s a possibility it could, so we should make sure we prepare ahead of time?
There’s a 0% chance that ghosts are going to take over, but it seems that the possibility A.I. could go catastrophically wrong is greater than 0%. Better to…
“My agreeable personality wasn’t really what made me likable, though. A likable man is also spineless. He may bust a few balls here and there, but he never pushes back. He goes with the flow, man. He cheers and applauds when he shouldn’t. He’s a one-man “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” monkey. A likable man never betrays his brothers, even…
A question: How do you square avoiding the news in favor of books (a position I favor) with the need to actively help fix the present?
It’s true that Cicero and Marcus Aurelius read widely and wrote timeless texts, but isn’t it also true that they were highly involved in the political problems of their time? What does an informed activism look like in 2018?