When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)
When we strive and struggle, when we push beyond our comfort zones, we learn what we can do. In contrast, we do not learn any useful limits sitting on our couches.
094 - On Precepts (Sayings) - Moral Letters for Modern Times
The next best thing to having good examples by your side is to have precepts never far from mind. These are the written condensation of the best examples of people across time.
Going Nowhere Fast
Hey airlines, newsflash: we only fly when we have absolutely no alternative. You make the U.S. Postal Service look well run.
093 - On The Length Of Life - Moral Letters for Modern Times
If the ticking of the clock spurs us to a frenzy of activity it should not be to prolong our lives but to start living them meaningfully.
Posts In Chronological Order And By Topic
See posts organized in the order they were published. You may find this especially useful for the Moral Letters, depending on when you joined Klugne.com
Whom Would You Vote To Banish? (Newsletter 046)
If you want to preserve harmony in society, while still maintaining democratic values, what better way than periodically reminding people that their behavior has consequences?
092 - On Life's Necessities - Moral Letters for Modern Times
It is only when you understand how little you need to be happy that you are free to enjoy what you have.
091 - On The Utility In Catastrophe - Moral Letters for Modern Times
People fall too readily into the habit of taking their lives for granted and this in turn leads them away from living their lives meaningfully and well.
Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)
Let’s call the first group the Shit Happens adherents and the other group I Make Things Happen. Do you count yourself among either group? Here’s how to tell.
090 - On Philosophy's Dividends - Moral Letters for Modern Times
Philosophy’s domain is in guiding decisions about what we do with what we have, and how we respond to the circumstances we face.