A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed.
Life hands us a lot of hard choices, and other people can help us more than we might realize. We often think we should make important decisions using just our own internal resources. What are the pros and cons? What does my gut tell me? But often we have friends and family who know us in ways we don’t know ourselves.
I think poetry can help children deal with the other subjects on the curriculum by enabling them to see a subject in a new way.
The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
I gravitated to economics because I’m interested in how people coordinate and collaborate with each other. Economics studies all the ways people get along with each other.
God offers us counsel not just for our own safety, but for the safety of His other children, whom we should love. There are few comforts so sweet as to know that we have been an instrument in the hands of God in leading someone else to safety. That blessing generally requires the faith to follow counsel when it is hard to do.
I think of my poems as personal and public at the same time. You could say they serve as psychological overlays. One fits on top of the other, and hopefully there’s an ongoing evolution of clarity.
Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.
Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.
Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. The contrary idea, the idea of progress, is poison.