August 27, 2018
What is a principle? How is principle destroyed in the political spectrum and how the powers that be manufacture your consent to destroy your principles. In this episode, let's explore the topic of the dangers of forgetting principles.
August 20, 2018
If you've ever tried to fix yourself but no matter what you do it seems that there's always a problem with you. You've changed. You've overhauled your self, still there's something wrong. Maybe, just maybe, there's nothing wrong with you. Because it's really not you, it's them. In this episode, let's explore the topic of why it's not you, it's them.
August 6, 2018
Leftism is a secular religion that has no absolute moral standards. To understand leftism it's important to first differentiate leftism from liberalism and libertarianism. These three vastly different concepts are often times used interchangeably. This conflation of concepts allows the left to mask itself and confuse people into supporting its ideology. At worst not understanding the nature of leftism leads to ideological possession. So let's understand leftism in this episode.
July 23, 2018
If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease says the Zen master Sent-t'san in 600-700 CE. What could this mean? Eastern philosophy sounds impractical and contradictory for our times, especially when viewed with western thought. I would differ. Understanding eastern philosophy is essential in navigating a post-modern, post-truth world.
July 16, 2018
I had a realization about the elites, the 1%, and the 1st worlders. I don't know what to do about it. It explains a lot why this segment of humanity behaves the way they behave and why odd things in politics happen. You know what they say, hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times. let's explore this.
July 9, 2018
Is there a need for gods or a god? More accurately, is there a need for a transcendental reality or transcendental ideals; a reality or ideals that is more than just mere existence. It's odd that removing god and the worship of god from people doesn't necessarily lead to a more rational society, people just find other things to worship. As an atheist I think I should explore this topic more.
July 2, 2018
The East and The West took different approaches to gaining knowledge and understanding reality. Lately, I find myself going through my Eastern philosophy studies in order to make sense of the chaos around us. I find that Western philosophy (sharp and powerful as it is as an intellectual tool) is somehow ill-equip in understanding the deepest and grandest mysteries of the universe and that of reality.
June 11, 2018
There's a big difference between the external world (objective reality, the realm of forms) and the internal world--which have been called in many different ways, the mind, the self among others. Why is this important? In postmodern world where people purposely blur the distinction between the domain of forms and the domain of non-forms, it becomes important to observe these 2 seemingly opposite worlds. "Seemingly opposite", because that is not the accurate way of thinking about it.
May 28, 2018
Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts or objective thinking. The internet just took his word for it. Just search "reasoning from first principles" and you'll find Elon Musk with it. The question is, how do you exactly reason or think from first principles? In this episode, we're going to explore reasoning from first principles in greater detail.