The Desire for Conflict

There is a fundamental problem with human nature that one could say is the primary thing I try to address with this blog and everything else I write. The problem is: We need to be in constant conflict. We need monsters, we need enemies. If all is well, we create conflict out of thin air … Continue reading The Desire for Conflict

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Why Is Politics So Divisive?

Ever wonder why people get so emotionally worked up when discussing politics? My answer to this question is ultimately why years ago I chose to be a liberal. It comes down to human nature and the fact humans are tribal by nature. Tribalism isn't limited to where our 'group' lives, or appears, or behaves. It … Continue reading Why Is Politics So Divisive?

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