Escape from Freedom, into the comfort of the brave new world

Paideia, Step 1: The decision to be free is continuous, and there is no end point. Moreover, the process of continuously deciding to be free and to grow seems always to cause an equal and opposite reaction. The need to belong, to submerge one’s identity into something larger and safer, is equally as strong as … More Escape from Freedom, into the comfort of the brave new world

PAIDEIA for the 21st Century: The 5 steps of my philosophy of freedom

I am working on a series centered around the concept of escape from freedom. It will examine the blowback coming from the decision and the resolve to live a free life. Today, however, I am stepping back for a second to reaffirm the meaning of my notion of a 21st century paideia.  This is the technocratic … More PAIDEIA for the 21st Century: The 5 steps of my philosophy of freedom

How do we choose between self-actualizing concepts?

Belief in atheism is a belief that nothing exists besides energy patterns and space, and that consciousness is an epiphenomenon of involving specific energy patterns in the brain. There is no such thing as a guiding Intelligence, just chance. Reality IS, and is all inclusive. Our sciences, philosophies and religions must account for it all, even … More How do we choose between self-actualizing concepts?