Is Hard Work Stupid?

In a recent article titled "Virtually Exhausted" William Deresiewicz, editor at The American Scholar, suggested that believing hard work is a way to achieve is "one of those notions that is so stupid it has to embody a deeply held belief". In this notion he refers to the Protestant religious system that has elevated┬áhard work... Continue Reading →

The Fish Tank and the Free Will

One of the most magnificent aspects of a man's character is his ability to overcome difficulties in the face of adversity, uncertainty and great disadvantage. Overcoming one's condition is one of the most remarkable achievements in life. When I say "overcoming condition" I am not thinking of great acts of heroism, although they are part... Continue Reading →

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