How do we evolve?

To be human is to accept ourselves just as we are, with our own history, and to accept others as they are. From Becoming Human by Jean Vanier What are the signs of evolution? How do we evolve…? “First: all humans are sacred, whatever their culture, race, or religion, whatever their capacities or incapacities, and whatever their … More How do we evolve?

Education’s Worth?

As I am nearing the end of my sixteen years of public education, I become aware of how shackled I have become, how crippled I have been for the past sixteen years. It’s made me afraid to try new things, to spend time to do what I love. It’s deprived me of many things. It’s … More Education’s Worth?

Conscience, war, death, and all that jazz.

What I want out of this world is simple: first of all, I want everyone to listen to their conscience. Wouldn’t the world be so much better if we all felt something about genocide, mass-exploitation and destruction? Excuse the cynicism–but sometimes I just feel that the majority of us don’t have the power to really change anything. As … More Conscience, war, death, and all that jazz.

A series of random subjects in which I question humanity.

One thing that we are exceedingly capable of doing as human beings: enslavement of others and of self. What is slavery? When did it start? The Romans were certainly modest about it (on a completely random note I confess to being a fan of Starz’s TV series Spartacus); the classical societies sought no secrecy in … More A series of random subjects in which I question humanity.