Visit my homepage. I am a polymath and a rōnin scholar with interests in many areas, including political science, economics, history, and philosophy. I've been writing about all of these topics, and others, for the past two decades.
Content Creators Should be Accepting $BAT
Let's face it. Getting any kind of revenue from content creation is difficult. Really difficult. And so we rely on a lot of different options. A lot of content creators have PayPal accounts, a Patreon, a Ko-Fi, and so on. They're all great options, but one option is seriously overlooked: Brave. Both content creators and fans alike should be using Brave to support each other.
Want Wonderful Italian Food, With Spectacular Service?
I'm somewhat particular about restaurants. There are a lot of "okay" restaurants out there, but there are very few really memorable ones. Every once in a while you find a local gem. And for me, one specific place comes to mind.
The Mountaintop Dream
Climbing above the mountaintop, untouched by humans for who knows how many years. Ruins sit timeless, undisturbed until my arrival. Beautiful white stone. Marble perhaps. Intricately carved in latticework.
Understanding Anxiety, Panic, and the Utility and Limits of Therapy
Anxiety and panic are two closely related psychophysiological (relating to both the mental and bodily state) concepts. But they're not the same, and their differences can be a bit confusing. It's also a common misconception that anxiety and panic are always bad things. They're not. They can be good. However, when they become detrimental to our health and ability to function, we need to seek help.
Lockdowns are Directing the Evolution of Novel COVID Strains
Everyone in learns, in biology class, that evolution is governed by forces like natural selection. Sometimes natural selection is referred to as "survival of the fittest," though that's not quite right. Fitness merely changes the probability of different traits surviving within a population. But natural selection isn't simply a biological force. It is an environmental force. Fitness changes based on the environment. A trait that's detrimental in one environment might be useful in another. Sometimes the environment changes for natural reasons. Sometimes humans change the environment.
Psychoanalyzing Fictional Characters
Psychoanalysis is a useful skill. Professionally, therapists use psychoanalysis to help treat patients. However, a lot of internet folks have a tendency to psychoanalyze friends, family, or even people they've never met. It might be helpful to use an informal analysis to judge how someone will react and how to respond to them, but people go way too far.
I Regret Finishing My Degree
We all do things we regret. I've done plenty. Some of what I've done I'd rather not talk about. But if I'm going to come clean about anything, it's that I wasted a lot of money on college. No. I didn't spend all night partying only to fail my classes. I was never that kind of student.
The Depressing Idea of Hanlon's Razor
Philosophy is a fun topic. Within philosophical discourse, there's a tool known as a "razor." In particular, Hanlon's Razor states that one should never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. It is one of many "razors" that exist in philosophical discussion, the most well known of which is probably Occam's razor, though there are many others.