The Dissident

Lover of philosophy, politics, and spirituality
  • “If a way to the better there be, it comes from taking a close look at the worse.” – British novelist Thomas Hardy

This blog features essays I have written with the goal of helping me articulate upon the subjects that I find most intriguing. My essays are inspired by line 38A of Socrates’ Apology, where he states: “the unexamined life is not worth living.” I figure that all of our lives are but a blip on the map of human history, so the only way to make it deeply meaningful is to look within, so you can live with a bit more richness and depth.

A thousand years from now, no one will know who I was, what I did, or what I contributed to this world; but if I can add just one drop of goodness or insight to the ocean we call “human civilization”, then that’s all that matters to me today, right here, right now.