Category Life

Reading Fiction: What You Lose If You Don’t

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Reading fiction usually doesn’t make the list for “[insert number] things you need to do to get your life around,” but maybe it should. If you spend enough time in some corners of the internet, you may get the impression…

Is Liberal Education A Waste Of Time?

If you don’t think a liberal education would be of value to you, you’re precisely the person who needs it the most. It is said that one of the greatest displays of courage is to deviate from the beaten path.…

Quiet Luxury And Its Problematic Roots

I don’t have a TikTok account and I don’t keep up with all the ridiculous trends that are unraveling on that platform. But inevitably, the tidal wave of the internet washes the “latest big thing” on other social spaces as…

The Magic of the Unoptimized Life

Over 2 millennia ago, Socrates declared that the unexamined life is not worth living. If we were to adapt this maxim for the 21st century, a good candidate would be “the unoptimized life is not worth living.” It seems everywhere…