Category Archives: Philosophy

National Pride

As Arthur Schopenhauer wrote in Parerga und Paralipomena: On the other hand, the cheapest form of pride is national pride; for the man affected therewith betrays a want of individual qualities of which he might be proud, since he would not … Continue reading

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Where God takes Cash

Whenever material things, money, worldliness, become the center of our lives, they take hold of us, they possess us; we lose our very identity as human beings. Pope Francis, 29 September 2013 This new line of the Catholic Church, breaking … Continue reading

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Sea Surveillance

Even on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic, you are being watched.

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Being different is nothing bad

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Monkeys are Humans too

Recently there has been a renewed discussion about the nature of monkeys and apes and how we should view and treat them. I was reminded of this when I was at Machía Park in Villa Tunari in Bolivia, where among other … Continue reading

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Not happy? Change!

Realizing that you have been doing something wrong in your life is not bad. Realizing that you have wasted another year is not bad. Realizing that you are missing out on something is not bad. But, not changing your life is … Continue reading

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Who gets to travel?

At the hostel La Casona in Potosí, Bolivia, there was this world map in the reception office, indicating where many of the visitors had come from. (Click to enlarge.) It’s obvious that many Bolivians would travel within their own country, … Continue reading

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