A few thoughts on avoiding extremes

Just because something isn’t what you expected doesn’t mean it isn’t good. Just becomes something can’t do everything doesn’t mean it can’t do some things well. For something to be revealed, other things must be concealed. Therefore, the key question behind every “A-ha moment” should be, “What am I missing?” Don’t just accept an idea [Read More…]

Did Dostoevsky get it wrong (and Obama get it right)?

One of the most famous phrases to come out of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov is, “If there’s no God and no life beyond the grave, doesn’t that mean that men will be allowed to do whatever they want?” (phrasing from Andrew R. MacAndrew’s English translation). In other words, if human beings don’t have some [Read More…]