Sam Harris on following your own advice (you’re wiser than you think)

Sam Harris asks (and seeks to answer) difficult questions without fear, and writes well. Recommend. Most of us are far wiser than we may appear to be. We know how to keep our relationships in order, to use our time well, to improve our health, to lose weight, to learn valuable skills, and to solve many other riddles of existence.…

Thousand year old wisdom*: on oxen and mangers

Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty,    but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests. The Bible – Book of Proverbs Oxen are hungry beasts. If you worked a farm and owned a pair, it might be easy to look at the volume of grain and grass they ate and think that you’d be better off without…

Wisdom, for now and later

Eat honey, my child, for it is good;    honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.1Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:    If you find it, there is a future hope for you,    and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs (of Solomon) – Tanakh / Old Testament I read this the other day, and got to thinking:…

Education for the future: foundations (1)

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. So the question becomes, how do we prepare our kids for a future that’s becoming less and less knowable as change accelerates? And I think the answer is the same as it always has been. The best – the only – way to prepare our kids for…