We can make life much easier if we only pay attention to the current moment. Maybe.
More than two hundred years ago, a Frenchman warned America about the dangers of inequality, but as a famous American writer pointed out, we learn nothing.
Our experiences can give us three types of pleasure: anticipation, enjoyment at the time, and memorable memories.
America has always prided itself on its anti-intellectualism, even having a Know Nothing political party in the 1850’s.
Scientists and billionaires want to discover how to live forever. But what would be the cost of eternal life?
Should one accept aging or fight it?
We want to be happy so we focus on doing things ourselves, yet we are happier when we focus on others.
Since the CDC came out with their rather naive ‘you don’t need to wear a mask if you have been vaccinated’ guideline, a good rule of thumb is to….. well read the comic.
May as well continue the Independence Day celebration by asking why the richest nation in the world has so many problems.
With July 4 upon us, it might be interesting to think about which type of American you are (if you are American of course). This comic is based on a great article by George Packer, How America Fractured into Four Parts. Well worth reading.