Are Love and Duty Incompatible?

Often when people think of Love and Duty they imagine them as a dichotomy. They believe that Love and Duty are mutually exclusive: You must choose one of the two and leave the other alone. But is this actually true? Is it true that acting out of love is ideal and that duty is merely a […]

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 […]