The original Etienne de la Boetie, 1530-1563, was a French political philosopher who wrote The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude (popularly reprinted in English as: The Anti-Dictator) in the 16th century where he argued that men are not so much … [Read more...] about Understanding your slavery – with Etienne de la Boetie (the 2nd)
How to think is not taught in schools. Everyone believes they know how to think already, so few people question their skill level in this respect. In truth, few people know how to think effectively. You can be one of them if you follow the guidance … [Read more...] about How to think (part 1)
There are several deep-seated beliefs instilled in the minds of all of us that are really difficult for people to question. The idea that we should reach for a pair of glasses when we get old and our eyesight "inevitably" begins to degrade is one of … [Read more...] about Avoiding The Need for Glasses – with David Glassman
These days it is hard to find anyone who is prepared to admit they are a fan of using fossil fuel energy. So deeply entrenched is the false idea that CO2 is the great evil and that the planet will be destroyed unless we all switch to renewables. No … [Read more...] about The Moral case for Fossil Fuel Energy – with Don Watkins
Why should you care about EMF's? Who could live without Wifi? Why should you restrict your mobile phone use? What are the real dangers that are not talked about in the mainstream media? These are questions you would do well to ask, if you value your … [Read more...] about Health Risks of Cell Phones and WiFi: How to Protect Yourself against Wireless Hazards
Santa Claus Syndrome is the name given to the psychological effects of the 'Father Christmas' or 'Santa Claus' story. It is proposed that the story is more than just a nice festive story, it is a widespread untruth that all of society is 'in on'. … [Read more...] about Santa Claus Syndrome – the hidden effects of lying to our children at Christmas
What is a Matrix? What does the word mean? What are people referring to to when they talk of 'the Matrix'? Why use the story of the film as a metaphor? Let's shed some light on the topic and see why a science fiction story can serve as a useful … [Read more...] about What’s the Matrix? What’s outside it? How can I escape it?
Do you want to be free and live in a moral society that supports human flourishing? If so, you must understand the concept of rights and be able to defend the idea in conversation. Similarly, do you value all the wonderful technological products that … [Read more...] about What are Rights? Where do they come from? And why do we need them?
Do you long for a more meaningful and empowered lifestyle? Do you long to escape the rat race and the madness of modern living. Then living off the land could be for you. It is a whole new approach to life that may seem impossible to some, yet is … [Read more...] about The many benefits of living off the land
Morality may seem a dull and uninteresting concept, but the reason it interests me is this. Humans do not have automatic knowledge. We need a code of values to guide our behaviour and choices if we wish to live successful and happy lives. Which … [Read more...] about Mainstream morality opposes human flourishing