“Whatever worries you, masters you.”
- John Locke
While leaving your child at a playground w/a cell phone is asking for trouble… though I would probe some of the class stuff a bit more, the larger point being made is interesting; “there are diminishing returns to helicopter parenting”.
- See the full article here.
As to mental maladies, is any man altogether sane? Are we not all a little off the balance? Some minds appear to have a gloomy tinge essential to their very individuality; of them it may be said, “Melancholy marked them for her own;” fine minds, and ruled by noblest principles, but yet most prone to forget the silver lining, and to remember only the cloud.
Pain has, probably, in some cases developed genius; hunting out the soul which otherwise might have slept like a lion in its den…
Any simpleton can follow the narrow path in the light: faith’s rare wisdom enables us to march on in the dark with infallible accuracy, since she places her hand in that of her Great Guide.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Valley of the Shadow of Death
60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year—that’s one in four adults and one in ten children. People of every race, age, religion or economic status are affected. Whether we are aware of it or not, we all know someone who is living with some form of mental illness.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
Go here to interact with a map showing the seizing of over 1.5 billion acres from America’s indigenous people by treaty and executive order from between 1776 and 1887… this account also omits the lands taken via England, Spain, and other European nations prior to 1776.
It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled. Credit belongs to the man who really was in the arena, his face marred by dust, sweat, and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs to come short and short again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming. It is the man who actually strives to do the deeds, who knows the great enthusiasm and knows the great devotion, who spends himself on a worthy cause, who at best, knows in the end the triumph of great achievement. And, who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and cruel souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
― President Theodore Roosevelt
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson
Because we are finite and fallen, we must critically evaluate whatever we think we know, but these limitations do not prevent us from learning much about the world.
- Michael Wittmer, Don’t Stop Believing: Why Living Like Jesus Is Not Enough (144).
Study after study has found that Porn addiction changes brain chemistry for the worst; side effects include:
- Inability to Feel Pleasure
- Willpower Erosion
- Dating & Social Problems
- Social Anxiety
- Performance Anxiety
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Sexual Performance Issues
Invest the 16 minutes or so to hear Gary Wilson explain how porn has ravaged the men of this generation.