What prepares men for the totalitarian domination in the non-totalitarian world is the fact that loneliness … has become an everyday experience of the ever growing masses of our century. The merciless process into which totalitarianism drives and organizes the masses looks like a suicidal escape from this reality. Continue reading How To Cope With This Stressful Presidency
Do we get bored with everything? Do friends and lovers, work and play, and even life itself eventually become dull and tedious? Does dissatisfaction with people and projects always set in? Continue reading Does Everything Get Boring?
When I went back to graduate school, I gave up making good money as a casino dealer for the poverty of graduate school. But what was the point of dealing cards no matter how good the tips were? I didn’t want to spend my life that way. Continue reading The World Desperately Needs Better People
Agreeable Burden (William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1895)
I have touched on this topic before, but advancing age and the finitude of life has caused me to think about this again. A few months ago my post “On Belief and Skepticism,”
elicited this response from a reader: Continue reading When Should We Argue?
Wilhelm Wundt (seated) with colleagues in his psychological laboratory, the first of its kind.
Let me begin by stating unequivocally that we are all flawed psyches; we are all damaged, we all deviate from psychic harmony. The world is full of damaged psyches. Continue reading The World is Full of Damaged Psyches: You Will Live Better if You Avoid Them