Just a thought. 4.

With the little bit of free time I've had this summer, I've been organizing files on my computer. In the process, I've been reading through some projects I've had shelved. The following paragraph is an excerpt from a larger project -- on belief acquisition -- and I thought it should stand on its own as…

Just a thought. 3.

"Seldom are men blessed with times in which they may think what they like, and say what they think." (Hume, 32-33) Today's thought is a quote that originates with Tacitus, the great Roman historian who lived in the first century CE. This quote, translated as follows, appears in Latin on the title page of the first…

A little advice about social media.

  Why the advice? To encourage you to 1) Protect your health and well-being (physical/mental/emotional/social); 2) Protect your reputation; 3) Protect your intellectual integrity. ADOPT THE COUNT-TO-10 RULE. If something someone says on the internet pushes your buttons, do not immediately reply. Instead. Count to ten. And think. If you are still worked up, log out…

Just a thought. 2.

Do I deny that there are people not worth talking to? Certainly not. I’m only cautioning you not to be one of them.                                                                …

Just a thought. 1.

The common name for diplomacy is the Golden Rule, and we learn by experience that its employment is one way to avoid a bar fight. Self-defence is what we tend to use after we’ve already lost a couple of teeth.                              …