Freedom Is Not Free

When I lived in Washington DC in 2008, many young politicians would talk about America’s global significance. One rather trivial conversation sticks with me. I was told with conviction over happy-hour drinks, by a very well-meaning man, that ‘America was the world’s first true democracy’. When I opined …

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The Quality Of Been Morally Right

Judging other people and situations as wrong in and of itself isn’t a bad thing. It is what it is. However, it does come at a price. When we get stuck in a right-versus-wrong paradigm, there’s nowhere to go except toward more tension, stress, anxiety, unhappiness, and so …

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The Science of Luck

Some people seem to turn everything they turn into gold, others meanwhile as constantly being harassed by misfortune. From a purely logical and physical - and there are no such things as leprechauns and pots of gems at the end of the rainbow perspective - there really is no such thing as …

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