What was I trying to escape by making this dangerous trek?
Like Socrates, he knew that being honest with oneself is the most philosophical act of all.
It is often held up as a model liberal democracy that has fully reckoned with its horrendous crimes. It hasn’t.
Opponents of the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are involved in a dishonest branding campaign.
Empathy is at the core of who we are. That can be painful.
Humans want to get along and get ahead. And they will become whoever they need to be in order to do so.
We can only define ourselves by continually re-evaluating our humanness.
Our humanity is a process that begins with negation.
I try to remember that every living thing arose from essentially the same genetic foundation.
We don’t see the problem with our self-importance because our narcissism is so complete.