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Dr. Strange’s Keyhole: Opening The Doors Of Perception

Freedom IS a constant struggle not against the external but against the INTERNAL. I can’t recall the correct attribution, since I ran across the quote in some link-rabbit hole surf day. Even so, the idea resonates with me, especially as one just beginning to practice Stoic philosophy. After all, one of the big keys of …

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Phantoms of History: Mercy Otis Warren and The Minority of One

Ever heard the name Mercy Otis Warren? No, I thought not. She penned the first history of the American Revolutionary War—as it happened, and with heavy correspondence from many of the men involved. Men like Sam Adams, John Hancock, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton and other early leaders. All names you HAVE …

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Belief, Instinct, Social Norms, And The Mess Of Personal Psychology

Go with your gut. Trust your instincts. Both wonderful lessons. Often, though, I believe we confuse belief or cultural understanding with instinct. Don’t believe me? Name five differences between men and women off the top of your head. Feel free to write them down. Now…how many of them involve learned behavior? 😉 I bet you …

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