On The Topic of Happiness

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Since I'm on the topic of happiness, I want to share old motivational blurbs I found while going through old material. The first one resides in the Love's Dialogue Facebook group, and the second one in a personal post. Both reflect times when my mortal form needed to rediscover happiness and mindfulness. Rediscovering happiness Sunday [...]

On Generational Conflict and Happiness

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On my daily worries about social issues, I happened upon the idea of generational conflict and happiness and how it affects the acceptance of misinformation, and therefore, social well-being. And while the current generation lacks accountability for their shortcomings, much of their failure is on their parents. What would Hitchens say about all the nonsense [...]

On Doubting Everything

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Doubting everything you hear or read isn't thinking critically; it's cynicism; it's as wrong as accepting everything you hear and read. Critical thinking is a complex process that (itself) requires a metacognitive commitment to thinking and all the mechanisms involved in forming ideas; it's thinking about thinking. Toxic Doubt By definition, critical thinking must be [...]

Hope for Intellectualism: Jordan Peterson Edition

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Refreshingly, I'm able to bring you some hope for Intellectualism today and from someone with whom I disagree on several points.  Intellectual honesty As I wrote yesterday on my rant about an intellectual I "respect" (and who proceeded to block me on Twitter after I requested verification of claims made against the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau), [...]