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2015

On Kindness as a Default
·916 words·5 mins
Articles kindness philosophy culture
Hello, friends. It’s been a while. I’ve been thinking about kindness a lot lately. As anything, it’s the result of the juxtaposition of several events, but without a doubt I’ve been mostly thinking about it in the context of raising my daughter.

2014

Quote: Antoine de Saint Exupéry
·68 words·1 min
Quotes culture philosophy sociology business management
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

2008

The sting of poverty
·87 words·1 min
Articles economics philosophy poverty psychology
This is an interesting article covering an theory advanced by Charles Karelis that traditional economic theories don’t apply to the experience of the poor. The idea being that when living in poverty, "we see the world around us not in terms of goods to be consumed but as problems to be alleviated.