Good People vs. Great People

Recently, I heard a phrase for the first time that encompassed something I’ve never thought about before. The phrase is: It is harder to be good than to be great. The phrase means that it is easier to achieve widespread recognition for tremendous accomplishments than it is to simply be a good person. Doing good … Continue reading Good People vs. Great People

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Philosophy – The Dark Side IS Stronger (Yoda Was Wrong)

Star Wars has a kind of magic that few other movies, if any, can replicate. They are simple movies, with simple premises, simple rules, and simple outcomes. Usually, those things are grounds for a movie to be terrible, by default, yet Star Wars makes it work. The franchise is 14 years older than I am, … Continue reading Philosophy – The Dark Side IS Stronger (Yoda Was Wrong)

The 6 Greatest Villains In All Fiction, and Why

  Here are, what I think, the 6 greatest villains in all fiction of recent history. Prepare for some of my usual philosophy talk. #6. Voldemort (Harry Potter)      I'm surprised I ultimately chose to include Voldemort on this list at all, but I have my reasons. He's basically Adolf Hitler of the magical … Continue reading The 6 Greatest Villains In All Fiction, and Why