Being and Existence

Jean-Paul Sartre Working
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Freedom and Responsibility (and Donuts) According to Jean-Paul Sartre

When I was growing up, a common refrain heard on the elementary school playground was: “I can do what I want. It’s a free county.” This was a frustrating argument my fourth grade brain knew on some level was not true, yet it was used to justify all kinds of nefarious school yard abuses.  “It’s […]

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Miguel de Unamuno on Love
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From Where Does Love Originate? Miguel de Unamuno Believed It to Be Shared Suffering and Pity

From where does love originate? Many thinkers have attempted to pin down its cause, but whether it be romantic or platonic, from where love originates remains elusive and amorphous. In one of the most beautiful descriptions of love, Michel de Montaigne left the cause of his friendship with Étienne de La Boétie firmly in the […]

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John O’Donohue on the Mystery and Wonder of Existence

Embrace the mystery and wonder of existence by acknowledging the immensity that is inside of you.

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There Is No Such Thing as Normal

Nothing is ordained. The way we do things is our creation; we are the authors. The normal you want to go back to is really just the normal that existed right before COVID hit. 

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Matter and Spirit: The L-wing of Temple High School

Objectively, the L-wing was a small building on the backside of Temple High School. Existentially, it was much more.

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To Live is to Live Passionately

Young people bear the brunt of many blanketed accusations related to behavior.  An especially common one is that they spend all their time mindlessly absorbed in their phones.  The trend of staring into cell phones is, of course, not strictly reserved to kids; I see plenty of adults of all ages staring into that magical […]

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