Someone recently mentioned that there is no institution older than that of marriage, which really got me thinking. If this institution has been part of human society for millennia, why are we still so terrible at maintaining it, with divorce rates in North America so high? No wonder, then, that so many conversations revolve on… Read More From Governing One’s Family to Governing the World: Learning to Use the Vital Instrument of Consultation
The refinement of one’s character is intimately related to the taming of one’s ego, the extreme manifestations of which being both the easiest to identify and to learn to control (no, really, it’s NOT all about you!) But then come the trick questions, the ones we don’t quite expect to be ego driven at all,… Read More Putting Your Spouse First: Not Quite What You Thought It Looked Like
Just like with anything else, reflection is an instrument that has to be used with great wisdom, for it can both fulfill its higher purpose, or lead us astray. Need I point out that the road to hell is paved with good intentions? Our purpose in life is to know and worship God, which means… Read More Reflecting on Reflection: How to Make the Good even Better
Engendering Equality wrote a post last year about the sustainability of anger as the force behind social mouvements. Anger, it reads, is a very interesting emotion. (…) In one regard, if you take a look at the current state of the world today, how can you not become angry? (…) Yet at the same time… Read More Of What Use Art Thou, Anger, in Contributing to the Fight against Injustice?
The title of this post pretty much sums up this week’s thought. There is no such thing as a stupid question, because we are all trying to figure out what life is about, and we are all at different places in our understanding, and we should all help each other advance on the path of… Read More There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question, only Stupid Reasons for Asking Questions
Ballads, love songs, the swelling of the music, the catching of the singer’s voice… Awesomeness, wouldn’t you say? Although I really like love songs, I have come to a couple of realizations. One of them is that popular love songs seem almost exclusively to be focused on romantic love; how weird is that, considering that… Read More Silly Love Songs