Contra Tim Bray and Co., Amazon Is a Paragon of Virtue
Jeff Bezos is a hero, and the company he’s built unquestionably is among the greatest and most life-enhancing in all of human history. Any claims to the contrary are nothing short of untrue, unfair, and unjust.
Why We Created Objective Standard Institute (OSI)
If people want to be happy and free, they need philosophic ideas that support these goals and provide guidance to achieve them. We created Objective Standard Institute to teach people about ideas that do.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Independence and Adulthood
As a child, and even as a teenager, I was keen to remedy my anxieties about growing up and find guidance to help me on the path to maturity. It may surprise you to learn where I found these things and what they’ve taught me.
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life: Five Lessons from Miyamoto Musashi’s “Way of the Warrior”
Miyamoto Musashi is on my “top ten” list of people whose ideas have dramatically improved my life. I think that if you read his works and reflect carefully on their myriad implications and applications, you’ll enjoy similar results.
How to Savor Gratitude and Disarm “Gratitude Traps”
Gratitude, properly understood and practiced, has the power to greatly enhance our relationships and our lives. Tragically, though, widespread misconceptions about its nature keep many people from fully enjoying it.
The White Rose: A Story of Unsurpassed Courage
At the height of the Nazi reign of terror, a group of idealistic young Germans rose to challenge Hitler’s regime. In reference to the moral purity of their cause, they dubbed themselves the “White Rose.”