Tag: "selfishness"

The Ruins of Ego

September 15th, 2017
Wouldn't it be great if we could fix America's suffering of chaos and disarray? But how? The venomous president, the violent protests, and the incomprehensible injustices: these are all symptoms of a disease no one seems to able to get a handle on. And how is this country to lead the world when it has fallen so low? The only answers I have involve the only person I can control: myself. And each solution I find starts with one action: the proper care and treatment of that pesky troublemaker named ego. more »

Control in Nature

January 11th, 2013
Calendars. They always get a lot of attention this time of year, and 2012 was exceptionally ripe for observation, thanks to the end of the Mayan's version. And speaking of endings, this is the last post in my series that looks at the human need to be in control, how it gets the best of us, how it can feed selfishness and greed. Crazy as it may seem, I'd like to use the calendar to show how we've come to believe that Nature should abide to our control. more »