246 One who worries about state-versus-state nuclear warfare ought to turn their worry inside out. A state which fortifies its defenses with nuclear weapons believes it is defending itself against a foreign enemy. But what this state is doing in actuality is defending itself against itself -. Our nuclear state would rather believe that it […]Read more "What Nietzsche Would Probably Say About Nuclear Weapons (If He Were Alive Today)"
Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube “Who’s Rich Hebron (@RichHebron) and why should I care?” Answer: At 22 years old, Rich Hebron lived on the streets of Chicago, homeless, just to see what it would be like. In this episode we talk cities, sociology, thrift stores, books we’re reading, fantasy and philosophical fiction, Kanye […]Read more "The Penguin Latte Podcast #78: Philosophy in The Big City with Rich Hebron"
Yesterday the YouTube algorithm recommended me this fan-made minimalist Neon Genesis Evangelion ad. Minimalist ads! I love this idea. They force you to use visuals and sounds that convey only the most essential and memorable aspects of your subject. I’ve been so inspired by this format that I made two minimalist ads of my own. […]Read more "Two new video edits: Minimalist Ads for Toonami and Jordan Peterson"
A writer can learn a great deal from a reader’s suggestions. “But the reader doesn’t write! They don’t understand the process…” Yes, the reader doesn’t write, but the reader is one who reads. The reader seeks relatable stories, believable characters, interesting sentences. The reader is tasteful, knows a good book from a bad one. The […]Read more "Criticism: When and When Not to Take It"
One of my favorite YouTube channels on culture and politics and history is Ryan Chapman. For fun, I edited a trailer featuring some of his best videos. Enjoy.Read more "Ryan Chapman is Teaching the Internet about Politics and Culture (Trailer)"
A trick to getting better at stuff: sleep on it. Whether you’re memorizing stuff for an exam or practicing techniques for a competition, hours of practice turn to waste without quality rest. I learned this the hard way. I used to think that grinding it out for hours and hours was the best, sexiest way […]Read more "Practicing, Sleeping, and Processing"
After disappointing yourself, underperforming, after you fail to meet your expectations… You could: Blame someone or something else Pretend you weren’t trying Beat yourself up over your mistakes Pretend you weren’t making any mistakes at all, that ‘luck’ dealt you a bad hand Decide not to learn from your mistakes Easy choices. Comfortable choices. Reassuring […]Read more "Brushing off the dust"
Man is always rushing, pacing about. Quickly now! Better to be there than here. And when man finds himself there, surely will he long to be elsewhere.Read more "Rushing and pacing"
If you pay close attention to them, negative emotions serve as a roadmap to growth. You’re angry at yourself, ashamed of yourself and your performance in life because you know you could of…could be…can be… It’s these ‘cans’ and ‘coulds’ which lead us forward. And the soul itself is never exempt from transformation.Read more "Cans and coulds"
You’re a father. Your son is learning to ride a bike without training wheels. You help him onto the seat, and with a light push on his back, off he goes. He pedals for a few feet — success! Wait! He starts to wobble to the side. Will he fall? He falls. He scrapes his […]Read more "Get back on that bike."