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Good Versus Bad Versus …

A rule: Value judgements must be made with measures that are well defined. Good and Bad are far too broad to lead us to a useful endpoint. Some words we might use instead: Optimal, sub-optimal, not optimal, etc. Useful. When … Continue reading

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Language and Time

I’m no linguist, but I enjoy learning about interesting features of languages. Apparently “Chinese” (a term I use guardedly, as one might mean Mandarin, and one might mean Cantonese, or maybe even another local dialect) doesn’t have the concept of … Continue reading

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What is Happiness?

Happiness: (noun) The state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. (Source: wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn) An article I read recently pointed out that comfort doesn’t equal happiness. This is super true. In fact, for a lot of people, … Continue reading

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