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Family is more than blood

Throughout the ages there have been countless horrible deeds committed in the name of family. People have defended monsters simply because they happened to share the same blood. They have put up with family members who have brought them down to the lowest rungs of despair, and for what? because they happened to be related genetically. With the holidays upon […]

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Words worth hearing Vol.9

The only true task that lies before us is to find value in the lives that we lead.   “The meaning of life is to find meaning in life”. -Marcelo Gleiser “I’ve learned that our job is not to change the world. Our job is to change ourselves so that we may more fully love the world as it is”. […]

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Knowledge begets responsibility

Someone has to start. Be the first to say “no”, that we can be better, have to be better. To hold ourselves accountable, to reach for a higher standard, an ideal. The question is what that ideal will be? A certain level of safety is required for people to feel capable of striving towards other ideals, so we must begin […]

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The ethics of meat eating

I find the current focus on pulling away from eating animals to be quite strange. Don’t get me wrong, I am completely against showing cruelty towards any creature, whether a mammal or insect or even plants. We should all develop a greater respect for the natural world, but many others take that to mean we should never eat another animal, […]

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Morality is not simple

Morality, when broken down to its most basic definition, is a conscious choice to respect anothers  right to safety of body and mind. After all, right and wrong only have meaning when one human is talking about something that affects themselves, other humans or living creatures. Yet this must be tempered with the knowledge that life is not black and […]

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Open minded or simply ego driven?

Many of us, myself included, could do with expanding our views on a multitude of topics, opening up our minds to differing perspectives, if only to really understand why we hold certain views of our own, and of course to sometimes re-evaluate and change those views. Unfortunately these days, I see many people accusing others of being close minded, chastising […]

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Finding our limits

We have become a soft society, seeking out ways to maximize our comfort and minimizing any kind of discomfort. This may seem like a good thing, and it is in some ways, there is nothing inherently wrong with being comfortable and finding more efficient ways to do things, especially when it frees up time to do what you truly wish […]

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Choose

Choices are all we have in this world. The choice to leave or to stay, to take a chance on something, regardless of how crazy it is, or the choice to allow our fear of the unknown to cripple us. Which would you rather be, the crazy one..or the cripple? Choose.

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Open mind and the values we strive for

Keeping an open mind is imperative, as we understand that many perspectives hold value, sometimes carrying a piece of a grander picture we have yet to uncover. While allowing for an open mind, we must still be firm and unyielding on matters of import, especially when we have reasoned through the subject matter. Humans as a whole must choose a […]

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Remembering Honor

I have been thinking about the concept of Honor for awhile now. I think for most people these days, especially in western culture, the idea of acting with honor simply does not enter into their minds, possibly for their whole lives.  It is not surprising considering it is a pretty archaic  idea, predominantly associated with knights and nobility. I would […]

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Stand strong and get it done

Sometimes you just need to stop asking questions and take a leap of faith. Knowing that something is the right thing to do for yourself or others is impossible. No matter how much proof we have, there is always the chance that the choice you make is not the right one, that it leads to unforeseen and possibly disastrous consequences. […]

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Finding purpose

Pure dedication to a cause. That intense, all consuming desire to stake your life on something you believe to be of the utmost importance to life. People have found so many things to devote themselves to, whether it be a religion, family and friends, a lover, the freeing of a people from the shackles of tyranny, helping the poor and […]