Category Archives: Controversy

Ugly Or Beautiful

As I was perusing the extra large men’s clothing at Goodwill last Tuesday, ¬†I came across a polyester leisure suit. At first glance, the thing¬†seemed so grotesquely ugly that I laughed out loud. My friend Jonathan, who works part time … Continue reading

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Something About Empowerment

There is usually some mention of empowerment when discussing civil rights issues in a positive sense. Empowerment is more than a feel-good word. Empowerment is key to living a well-rounded life for everyone. Civil rights movements are about empowering particular … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Anti-Intellectualism (Commentary)

Have you ever wondered why so many people in the West, especially in America, are proud of not knowing science, mathematics, civics, and philosophy? It’s gotten to the point where ignorance of facts has become some sort of virtue. To … Continue reading

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Buttons Have Been Pushed

Savoir-faire has gone out of fashion lately. I think savoir-faire is an elegantly beautiful skill that belongs in everyone’s social toolkit. Savoir-faire is knowing what to do and what to say in any situation. A synonym for savoir-faire is “tact”. … Continue reading

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It’s Tempting To Be A Curmudgeon

A lot of us like to let off steam by griping and otherwise talking like a curmudgeon. At our strongest moments, we resist that urge. During our most frustrating moments, we may give in. Since today is National Curmudgeon Day, … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

There is a raft of pop psychology on the Internet that seems to encourage us to blame our dysfunctional lives on our upbringing. Evidently, fathers, mothers, and siblings are the reasons we’re screwed up. The most popular type of villain … Continue reading

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Pondering Moderation

Society seems to have lost its way and has allowed excess and extremism to manifest across our culture. Seemingly, we have become dismissive of moderation in nearly every way. This observation is not some sort of recent epiphany. This apparent … Continue reading

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