Classic Liberal Thought by John Stuart Mill

The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.John Stuart Mill, On Liberty In last week's post I … Continue reading Classic Liberal Thought by John Stuart Mill

The Trial and Execution of a True Moralist and Philosopher – Socrates

...I say that in fact this is the greatest good for a man, to talk every day about virtue and other things you hear me converse about when I examine both myself and others, and that the unexamined life is not worth living for a man...Socrates, The Apology of Socrates by Plato Socrates was one … Continue reading The Trial and Execution of a True Moralist and Philosopher – Socrates

The Philosophy of a Founding Father of Modern Conservatism – Edmund Burke

Nothing is more certain than that our manners, our civilization, and all good things which are connected with manners and with civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles, and were, indeed, the result of both combined: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion. … Continue reading The Philosophy of a Founding Father of Modern Conservatism – Edmund Burke

Saddhartha Gautama (Buddha) – The Path to Enlightenment

Let him admonish, let him instruct, let him restrain from the impure. He becomes beloved of the good and hated by the evil.Buddha, "The wise man" A Quick Note: I am going to be integrating the handful of posts that I have created for my other blog Under the Philosotree into my Blog of the … Continue reading Saddhartha Gautama (Buddha) – The Path to Enlightenment

A Social Doctrine for the Interests of a Unified Mankind

Social obligations or courtesies can mean different things to different people based on social cultures, or perhaps even, due to the particular beliefs of a single individual. In this sense, social courtesy can be subjective and feel as if it is not concrete but, like a piece of paper being ruffled by the wind, malleable, … Continue reading A Social Doctrine for the Interests of a Unified Mankind

Pandemic Poem: Look for the Artists (By Kristian Weigman)

Colorful cities have faded to black and foolish souls see need for attack fear and greed, anger and riots Sit down! Stay home! Wash your hands! Be quiet! In times of darkness we must look for the artists pay attention to the lessons they've taught us When problems can't be fixed by you or me … Continue reading Pandemic Poem: Look for the Artists (By Kristian Weigman)

Pandemic Poem: The Melancholy Solitude

Sunlight washes over these hushed and empty city streets no longer pumping life downtown with that economic heartbeat. And the birds, they sing more clearly now, that the humans have gone away, while wild animals reclaim some pride in freer days of joyful play. Forced to live more privately and with greater care for others, … Continue reading Pandemic Poem: The Melancholy Solitude

The Adventure of a Lifetime (Inspired by Christopher McCandless)

When I was a fresh high-school graduate, I followed the status quo and picked a college program to jump into before I’d even really known what I wanted to do for a living. How can you know without experience? I jumped into a Police Foundations program, probably because I’d spent my life watching way too … Continue reading The Adventure of a Lifetime (Inspired by Christopher McCandless)

Mother and Son: With Every Night There Comes a Dawn

“Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.” ― Mandy Hale With Every Night There Comes a Dawn Back in 2016, I was a married man to a French woman whom I’d met overseas four years prior. The relationship seemed like a true love story--at least in the beginning--and I … Continue reading Mother and Son: With Every Night There Comes a Dawn