What’s better than wealth? Maybe getting back all the time it took you to earn it.
Nothing really worth experiencing, knowing, or possessing is worth keeping to oneself.
How can we live with purpose and passion if we can never be absolutely sure of anything?
Is the road to Nirvana covered in fluoride?
How much of our lives is devoted to a makebelieve existence we only perform in the minds of others?
Fiddling with parameters is the least effective way to achieve systemic, lasting change.
The five upcoming Letters this week are all drawn from (or inspired by) an essay by the American environmental scientist and writer Donella Meadows (1941-2001), Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System. The whole… Read More
The moments I lived two, four, or six hours ago are gone and the person I was in those moments is now, in essence, dead.
Democritus, the early fourth century BCE Greek philosopher, had a theory about virtue. He taught that if you coerce someone to comply with the rules through law and force, then they are likely to rebel… Read More
This week we begin a series about Oliver. Who is Oliver, you ask? Here is the prompt we presented to our writers and contributors a few months ago: Write about Oliver. Not any Oliver you… Read More