James Bellerjeau

James Bellerjeau

South Carolina, USA
May
20
When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)

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.
7 min read
May
19
094 - On Precepts (Sayings) - Moral Letters for Modern Times

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.
6 min read
May
17
Going Nowhere Fast

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.
3 min read
May
16
093 - On The Length Of Life - Moral Letters for Modern Times

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.
3 min read
May
15
Posts In Chronological Order And By Topic

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
5 min read
May
13
Whom Would You Vote To Banish? (Newsletter 046)

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?
5 min read
May
12
092 - On Life's Necessities - Moral Letters for Modern Times

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.
6 min read
May
09
091 - On The Utility In Catastrophe - Moral Letters for Modern Times

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.
4 min read
May
06
Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

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.
6 min read
May
05
090 - On Philosophy's Dividends - Moral Letters for Modern Times

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.
5 min read