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The Difference Between Success & Well-Being

Success & Well-Being Defined What’s the difference between success & well-being? According to the dictionary: Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose; the attainment of popularity or profit. Well-being is the state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy. Success vs. Well-Being Looking at the above definitions, would you rather achieve success or well-being? I believe[…]

Why Material Things Will Never Make You Happy in 60 Seconds

Why Material Things Don’t Make You Happy Watch this video to learn in one minute why material things will never make you happy: This is something I can attest to personally, because I’ve been fortunate enough to be blessed with nice things at various points throughout my life. What’s more, in my experience nice things[…]

Existential Questions: What Are You Looking For in Life, and Why?

What is your existential driving force? We are all looking for something in life. You are looking for something in life. And at your core, there is a driving force causing you to pursue it. The question remains, what exactly are you looking for – and why? This is a question worth answering, because it provides deep insight into[…]

The Power of Love, Forgiveness, and Acceptance

George Lucas Strikes Back… with important life lessons. Last night my wife and I watched Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with some friends. I’ve long been a Star Wars nerd, but what struck me on this particular occasion was how accurately George Lucas manages to depict human psychology. Towards the end of the movie, Darth[…]

Consequentialism vs. Deontology: On the Ethics of Voting

Consequentialism vs. Deontology Consequentialism and Deontology are clashing moral philosophies in the field of Ethics. They clash because each offers a different approach to determining “right” from “wrong.” What is Consequentialism? Consequentialism holds that the consequences of one’s actions are the basis for moral judgment. This promotes the rationale that “the ends justify the means.” Extreme consequentialists may believe any method used to achieve a moral[…]