Tag Archive: Psychology

The Difference Between Wisdom and Intelligence

The hardest words to define are the ones we use most. For example, try to sufficiently articulate a definition for “you.” For “love”—or “hate”. For “I.” How about “the”? It is much easier to… Continue reading

Six Smart Sayings

In a prior post I published a list of three best advices I’ve ever heard in person, but held back two due to their sexual nature, and remembered one other post publication. On… Continue reading

Abstraction as Art

Of the skills in the Artist’s repertoire, the ability to create abstractions outshines all others. My blog’s subtitle, “Thought as Art,” reflects this essence. I have read only one work on aesthetics, which… Continue reading

The Burden of Creativity

Pride is a deadly sin—but did you know the term “hubris,” or, “excessive pride,” was concocted to prevent ancient Greeks from pissing off the gods? Where are those gods now? I’ll let it… Continue reading

“To be OR not to be” Indeed

“To be or not to be” was a supreme soliloquy. Let us see what it means philosophically. I once read about a woman who experienced something so shocking it sent her into a… Continue reading

Do Animals Take Their Own Lives?

Since one of the things philosophers do is ask questions, I put one forth: Do animals ever commit suicide? We’ve all seen the smushed creatures in the road — how many of them… Continue reading

Philosophy of Selfies

We’ve all done it: that arm’s-length, high-angled facial snapshot (at least before the creation of rear-facing cameras) — but why? Are we really that selfish? I peer into a mirror To see just… Continue reading

The Inadequacy of History

Five years ago I was playing Tetris with six-pound packs of Angus burgers, cartons of eggs, and other oddly shaped foodstuffs, packing them onto a cart for work. My coworker, whom I had… Continue reading

Tracing our Selves

Self is as fascinating as any external curiosity–and harder to analyze. On an everyday level, Self is a combination of who and what we are. I must have been eleven when my mother… Continue reading

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