Understandings of Value

I have always thought it ludicrous that the modern world shuns negative language and values political correctness to the extent it does, but recently it appears to have taken yet another absurd turn. If I had been paying closer attention I might have noticed it five or ten years ago; as this new madness appears […]

The Realist’s Fantasy

When people criticize fantasy or romanticism as making people out of touch with reality, it’s interesting that they seem to only imagine fantasy as positive or better than real life, as though one can never pretend something is worse than it actually is. As an example of this merely look to any work of realism […]

Sundry Purposes

Once, while I was visiting with some friends, one of them stooped down to pick something off the floor and said; “This apple keeps rolling onto the floor. If it keeps doing it, I’ll punish it.” I asked her inquisitively; “How would you punish it?” Her response was; “By eating it!” I pointed out to […]

Goodness In A Bag Of Chips

What is goodness? I think the simple answer is this: Goodness is the degree to which something fulfills its purpose. In our age we will often attribute goodness to something based on the fact that we enjoy it, and even more particularly because it never satisfies but increases desire. As strange as this may sound […]

The Value of Motherhood

Many people write emotional articles concerning motherhood on Mother’s Day. The writers have had mothers of their own whom they love. The purpose of this post is to show the foundation of truth by which this emotion surrounding motherhood is upheld and supported. Being a mother is more valuable and important than being a scientist or […]

Concerning Prince Charming and Ideals.

I hear and read, far too often, how refreshed people are to find children’s movies which lack Prince Charming and how unhealthy it is for our girls’ minds to be filled with such impossible fantasies and unrealistic expectations. These people claim that the inclusion of Prince Charming will result in, or encourage, our girls growing up to be disillusioned or harmed: […]