Cormac McCarthy on The Law
In this reflection, I aim to explore a novel I read recently, "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Beyond being a remarkable work of fiction, it prompted me to contemplate whether and to what extent criminal law reflects morality.
Unlike a fast-paced life that is often largely benchmarked by external deadlines and incentives, a slow life is typically without such pressures. And therefore, to be fulfilled, a person must be prepared to trial and err as they create meaningful systems to govern their day-to-day.
To Kill a Bull
Bulls are not violent. But the audience sees them charge into the arena. Only a closer look unveils this truth. Charging does not come naturally to the bull. It is panting, gasping for air before the fight has even started – traumatized.
Common Logical Fallacies
Logical fallacies are errors in reasoning that can lead to false or inaccurate conclusions. It is important to be able
In this post, I want to speak with you a little bit about what I have learned working in the news. This includes some details about the news business as well as news-craft. After discussing these things, I will speak a bit about what it is like to actually work in a news startup as an employee.
The Rise and Fall of Naked Emperors
Learn about the peer review publication process as well as why this system may require an update.
A Hindu Christmas
As I approach the first Christmas in many years to which I choose not to have any Christian affiliation, I wonder whether I could truly ever be unaffiliated from it and further, whether I would ever want to.
A thoroughly socialized person is one who desires only the rewards that others around him have agreed he should long for. He may encounter thousands of potentially fulfilling experiences, but he fails to notice them because they are not the things he desires.
In Siddhartha, the protagonist points out flaws in the Buddha’s teachings to the Buddha. The Buddha responds that there are many paths for achieving enlightenment. He explains that while all can get you there, none are perfect.
Naval Ravikant on The Meaning of Life
Before you were born, you didn’t care about anything or anyone, including your loved ones, including yourself, including humans, including whether we go to Mars or whether we stay on planet Earth, whether there’s an AI or not. After death, you just don’t care either.