Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Better never to have been”

A couple of students and I are reading David Benatar’s Better Never to Have Been, alongside our reading of Schopenhauer, which, among all the ways of passing sunny summer days, must count among the most inappropriate. Benatar’s book is an … Continue reading

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What my son and I have learned playing baseball

1. Throw like you mean it. Every time. Point your opposite shoulder where it’s going, focus on the other guy’s glove, and throw hard. Throwing a ball is the glory of man. 2. If the ball is hit near you, … Continue reading

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Please join my campaign for illiteracy

Begin today. Find a child in your neighborhood, and unlearn them reading. “[Writing] will introduce forgetfulness into the soul of those who learn it; they will not practice using their memory because they will put their trust in writing, which … Continue reading

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