33 years ago right about now I was born.

If the next 33 years are as rich as the first 33, if I continue to grow year by year in the next 33 years as much as I have in the first 33 years, I will live as good a life as any human being could ever request from the universe.

Thank you to everyone who has made it so happy for me to be alive.

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://www.ichthus77.blogspot.com/ Maryann Spikes

    Happy birthday :)

  • Paul Collis

    “if I continue to grow year by year in the next 33 years as much as I have in the first 33 years”

    …every over-60s basketball team will be beating a path to your door!

  • http://freethought.posterous.com Dan

    Happy birthday!

    In 8 months and 2 days, I will also be turning 33. :)

  • DavidBlackstone

    I turned 33 on Saturday. I’d like to echo your wonderfully worded sentiments, as I feel exactly the same way. Thank you, and good luck for the next 33. Methinks with that attitude you’ll do very well :)