Self-Centered Generosity

Is there another term for self-centered generosity? I would define this as giving for the sole purpose of fulfilling a narrative in your mind with no concern for the wants and needs of the recipient. Imagine someone who gifts golf balls, golf clubs, golf shoes, etc to someone who doesn’t play golf or to someone…

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Failure of Scale

Comparison is terribly misunderstood. Some say’s it’s good because it breeds competition. Other says it’s bad because it screws up your self-image. I think both of these groups are wrong. Comparison is natural and it’s also completely neutral. The dangers and benefits of comparison are in the scale not in the comparison itself. For example,…

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Lounging Away Our Lives

How many articles have you read online that tell you social media is worse for us than smoking crack? Or that the 24 hour news cycle is making us reactionary and ignorant as a society? How many decades have people been saying that 6 hours of television every day is just not natural? And it’s…

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Some Nights

Some nights you settle in for a simple movie, just something fun, nothing challenging, nothing original, or overly deep. Some nights you settle in for one of those movies and suddenly find that every little detail resonates with you and your life like they were hidden easter eggs; hidden for you in a three-star-happy-ending-style film.…

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On Grief

Grief is a strange process. You forget and remember and forget and then remember and on and on until the two begin to blur together and we’re left only with a sad sense of remembered forgetfulness. And in the end it’s the guilt of everything slipping away that holds on the longest. Maybe that’s why…

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