You hear that expression as a kid all the time. Run through the finish line at the end of a race no matter how tired you are. Finish strong. Hold your head up. Never stop. Never surrender. Run through the finish line. That’s great advice for a youngster, but how many of us live our … More Running through the finish line.
“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” – Carl Sagan “All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied.” – Vernon Howard It’s such a human thing to do, isn’t it? Repeatedly doing something that’s harmful to ourselves simply because it feels good. Or choosing … More Will logic and reason ever empower us to stop eating meat?
A recurring theme of this blog is that humans are peculiar creatures. One of our peculiarities is that each person has personal preferences for just about everything and anything. Name anything and you’re likely to find that people will have large and subtle variations in how they prefer it. Food, cars, clothes, weather, games, and … More The societal implications of indulging preferences.
Have you noticed humans are always competing against each other? Have you ever paused to think why that’s true – and if it needs to be true? Competition is the foundation of what has allows us to succeed and by us, I mean our species. Without a competitive spirit, a species is ill-equipped to survive … More Competition as a hindrance to our existence.