Speaking Your Truth

The Problem with “Speaking Your Truth”

Several times now I’ve run into the “trump card” of the new age spirituality movement in Ubud known as “speaking one’s truth” when dealing with a disagreement. It’s baffling because it’s celebrated as being one of the highest values by those…

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From Diet to Dogma

From Diet to Dogma: The Ethical Problems with Veganism

Diet is one of those topics which goes beyond simply what you put into your body and speaks to deeper truths about how you see the world and your role in it. It's ethical, and probably the most well-known example of this is veganism. Okay so before…

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What is a bigoteer?

Bigoteer: What Is a Bigoteer and What Does Bigoteer Mean?

Bigotry is big business. But maybe not for who you think it is. “Bigoteer” is a neologism for someone who profits not from bigotry themselves. Indeed, there doesn’t seem to be much action in promoting bigotry these days. The “alt right” is largely…

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Nietzsche

What Nietzsche Would Say About Instagram

Thought experiment: What would Friedrich Nietzsche, the great German philosopher of the 19th century, say about Instagram? I have a few theories based on what he wrote and how he lived. But first, a bit of context because Nietzsche was very far…

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