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The Weakest of the Great Men of All Time


A few years back, I was getting complacent. I was a successful entrepreneur, in the top 1% for my age. Whenever I compared myself to people similar to me, it wasn't even close. I worked more, accomplished more, produced more, did more meaningful things, was traveling the world. I read more books, did more writing, was generally healthier and more disciplined, spent my time well. I was the top 1% for my age, and even better than that if you measured me against people from similar backgrounds.

I think it's easy for people who are doing great to get complacent. You look at the general sloth and laziness and complacency of most people, you see that you're achieving greatly, and you feel like you're so far above that. You give yourself a pat on the back. "Ah, yes, I'm doing great!"

I had a shift. I don't remember the exact day, but one day I thought to myself -

"I'm not going to compare myself against people my age any more. I'm going to start comparing myself to the greatest men of all time."

How a Die-Hard Christian Strengthened my Agnosticism

On Runner's Ravings

By Steven Chaffin, Jr.

Trekking from my introductory philosophy course to a large, stereotypical lecture microeconomics class is always worthwhile. Between the two halls is a wonderfully unique place, known as Speaker’s Circle. Within the brick-paved circle, through which hundreds of students pass daily, lies a limitless right to free speech.

Anyone, be it a student, faculty member, or someone off the street can enter the circle and say anything they please, no matter how controversial, rude, or loud. I have seen communists bashing the free market, and have heard many proclaim their love to certain controversial leaders around the world.

More commonly, however, Speaker’s Circle offers something less controversial and less surprising: a group of die-hard Christians. These are the people that desperately want you to convert, to leave college, and join a nunnery. The very same people that mock modernity’s sinful practices and call for radical change.

:: Be Content with Uncertainty ::

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