We can learn a lot from history and literature, so I take a look at Henry VI by Shakespeare to find what we can learn about civil unrest.
Plato, one of the best known Greek philosophers, was a student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He's notable not only for his tremendous insight into philosophy, but his style as well. Instead of explaining his ideas in a long soliloquy, he used dialogue to teach. For his dialogues, he uses Socrates and what we now know as the Socratic method to extract ideas from his characters. In Plato's Republic, we take a look at what he thinks the ideal society would be. So, let's take a look at what Plato has to say about his ideal political situation.
I recently sat down with Brendan Heard of the Aureus Press to talk about traditionalism and power of ancient and esoteric wisdom. After his book about the decline of Western Art, Brendan continued to writing. This led him to start the Aureus Press website where he publishes articles. This conversation will teach you a lot about a range of problems facing us today. For more of this discussion, listen to the interview. Or, if you're a subscriber you can watch below.
I wanted to review the Doctrine of the Mean and the Analects because I think they are full of amazing wisdom. Confucius is, in my opinion, on par with some of the greatest Greek philosophers. Having now read more of Plato's work, I would compare these works to something like the Symposium or Republic. The... Continue Reading →
Many ideas today do not seem to me to seek truth, but to have truth submit to it. We'll talk about why that's backwards- and even dangerous.
Marcus Aurelius was an Emperor of Rome. He was also a wise, Stoic philosopher. He might be more remembered for his writings than what he did as a political and military leader. Learn more about his writings here.
One of my favorite poems is William Wordsworth's "Lines Written in Early Spring." I came across this poem a couple years ago as I started reading his works. The length is great, and the message is insightful and relevant. Plus, it's beautifully written. As I read it, I feel like I'm out in nature as... Continue Reading →
Another great post today from @TheVMPod. It's an insightful article into what it means and what it takes to be a good steward. Read more --> The Good Steward [Guest Blog]
We often look at our ancestors as rubes or primitive, but they were far smarter than we give them credit for. Maybe they hadn't advanced technology to the point of self-driving cars or iPhones, but there is more to human intelligence and survival than technology that makes our lives more comfortable. Learn what they have to offer us in wisdom, and why we shouldn't discount their genius.
This dive into the Jungle Book is a guide to he lessons all young people should understand in becoming adults. In a society of 30 year-old children, it seems crucial.
Love: The Tangent To The Divine This post explains that love is from the divine and that to love is to come into contact with the divine. Curious? See what I mean. Read More Here-->
This quote by Maya Angelou rings true and brings peace of mind to all who pay attention. Read it, and give me your thoughts! Has this ever worked for you in your life? Let me know, then share or tag a friend who needs to hear this!
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau This has become apparent in recent years as hysteria has swept across the country, and even the world. The loudest voices rise to the top, and they shout down opposition, using insults to ostracize political opponents. But, no good idea requires... Continue Reading →
This seems to be a part of human nature. In a time when people seem to not be worried about their debt or long-term ambitions nearly as much as this weekend's plans or likes on their posts, it is obvious that the little things get to us.
The Free State Project has committed itself to making New Hampshire a beacon for freedom and example of liberty. Thousands of people have committed to moving to New Hampshire to take part in this project, and Liberty Forum is there a conference that helps them bring people into the project. This is just a little insight into what their project is and my experience in New Hampshire and with Liberty Forum.