My Politics? I’m Lawful Neutral

The closest I’ll come to stating a political ideology is to say that I’m lawful neutral. Social order is important, because nothing constructive gets done when everyone is allowed to do whatever they want without consequence. That’s just chaos, and while it might seem fun and look like the ultimate freedom for a while, in the…

Defeating the Oncoming Darkness

Stress is the disconnect between the way things are and the way we want them to be. I’m not sure who first said that — it might have been Thich Nhat Hahn, in one of the many books of his that I have read. At the moment I’m unable to source the quote, but we…

Compassion, Empathy, and the Arts

There are, in my estimation, two types of people: the inward-facing, and the outward-facing. The inward-facing are concerned primarily about themselves and their own needs. This might be ideological, part of their belief system somehow, or it might be a socioeconomic reality; it’s not that they’re greedy and selfish, they may simply not have the…