It may be self-evident that all men are created equal. Unfortunately, this belief leaves a lot to ambiguity. There are a few posts on this blog that have been written to try to encourage people to think about human-ness, human rights, and humanity in general. I believe, as the late Senator Kennedy did that the … Continue reading value
In one moment of unplanned (but most likely planned) impulse, Nimrod West has validated a point that I have been wanting to emphasize. His idiocy is my exclamation point. For those, who aren’t aware, while Taylor Swift was accepting her award at MTV’s video music awards, a grade A douche bag jumped up on stage … Continue reading ego
I’ve decided that if I had my life to live over again, I would not only climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets; I wouldn’t only jettison my hot water bottle, raincoat, umbrella, parachute, and raft; I would not only go barefoot earlier in the spring and stay out later in the fall; but I would devote not one more minute to monitoring my spiritual growth.
a friend of mine recently said this: I think that when constitution says “We the people” it does not mean some collective, but rather a group of individuals. There are costs and benefits to this idea of individuality in governance by the people. One of the costs is that we have to either handle issues … Continue reading overboard
The debate about health care in my experience thus far has had lots of teachable moments a kin to the President’s Beer Summit. I’ve learned a lot: It’s easy to let opinions get drowned out by name calling and insults, Some argue that there is much more at stake than just health care (an unfortunately … Continue reading what we’ve learned so far
Yesterday, I laid out what I thought it meant to be human. At the core of life, if you ask me, are relationships (we should value and be engaged in relationships) and a desire for self-/corporate-actualization and improvement. There are lots of aspects of being human beings but arguably these are the most uniquely human. … Continue reading human’s rights
rerun: This was first posted on my old blog on March 23, 2008. It’s been a while since I’ve waxed philosophically here. Mostly I haven’t been thinking philosophically much – not sure why. Let’s just say that I’m emerging from a long, dry spell. I’ve been thinking about heaven and hell. It’s something that I’ve … Continue reading heaven v. hell
Before we can really discuss the higher-level health care issues, we have to determine what are human rights? Perhaps who determines them? Maybe even most essental . . . what does it mean to be human? Yes, I’m aware these are philosophical questions that may or may not have an easy answer. Let me start … Continue reading human rights?
An interesting question for me that has come out the very pervaisive and oft-wayward debate on the affordable health care for all americans legislation that is currently being considered is this: is health care a human right? I’d never given that any thought. Growing up in Canada it was never, ever a concern. Was it … Continue reading human rights
I’m afraid to move into a more fragile neighborhood because I keep thinking that something will happen to my family.
It’s true. I don’t like it. But it’s true.