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Last time, I said that the main question of morality is not "what's right or wrong" but "what kind of people we choose to be."

At first glance, that statement seems absurd, bordering on offensive. Isn't morality all ...

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Some people might get mad at me for saying this, but I'm against kicking puppies.

I'm also against being mean to children and old people.

I like democracy but I agree with Winston Churchill that "it's the worst form of government except for all the others."

I believe that good deeds should be rewarded and evil deeds ...

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"Compare and contrast." It's a staple of essay questions on college final exams.

But be careful about applying it to life.

Many people make themselves unhappy by comparing themselves to others who seem better off. They think that the other people are:

  • Richer
  • Better-looking
  • More popular
  • Luckier

I'll ...

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What makes things moral or immoral? Do the ideas "moral" and "immoral" even make sense?

People have lots of different views about it. My own view is that what's moral:

  • maximizes human happiness,
  • minimizes needless suffering, and
  • avoids doing things that are almost universally considered wrong.

But ...

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There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who think that Glenn Miller's 1941 song "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" absolutely rocks, and those who don't.

I think that the song absolutely rocks, which explains why I don't know much about pop singer Taylor Swift.

By ...

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