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16 Aug 2014

As children, we are often exhorted to never run with scissors. The implication of this is that if we trip and fall while running, we could cut our face or other places on our body when we hit the floor. Does that make a child completely safe, though?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes “dangerous playgrounds” for children, and discusses whether or not danger can add to the child’s growth and development. The argument in favor of this is that children will learn if they are exposed to danger to be more careful. However, if they never encounter fire or falling or serious bodily injuries, they do not necessarily know what is dangerous and what is not. They also do not know where their limits are...



25 Jun 2014
A hundred years ago, the mind and attitude of an intellectual was slightly different than it is today. Today, things come so easily to all of us that we find it difficult to use out intellect like we would use our muscles, and that is equivalent to the way intellectuals a hundred years ago used their mental prowess. To study was to labor, as if in a field, because the mind while not being classified as a muscle, still develops and increases its neurons based upon how much it learns over time. So, the mind builds itself as you learn more.

Intellectuals back in the day understood this phenomenon. They understood that they bore a responsibility as relevant members of their society. They did not consider...


21 Jun 2014

Every day, countless homosexuals are both accepted and rejected due to their sexual preference. Now, this can over time lead to depression, poor health, and pretty much any symptom under the sun related to not being accepted by society. In the workplace, this pain can be especially poignant because it is within an environment where everyone should feel safe and able to do their best work on the job. Work is for work, not for controversial social issues. When pushed far enough, many people resort to their form of help, and for some, that means drug addiction or alcoholism. When someone’s self esteem is suffering from certain drawbacks, it is important to remember to get the kind of help that can someday bring you...