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It’s Not (Automatically) My Problem

by Mark Thayer on April 9, 2018

A question you will never hear posed by a journalist with respect to any social issue: “Whose problem is it, anyway?” There was never much of a need to ask the question for most of our history. Before World War (…)

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Most Travel is a Waste of Time

by Mark Thayer on April 9, 2018

Travel is overrated, the benefits prone to exaggeration, and largely unnecessary. To deny the appeal of travel would be futile. The imagined possibilities of travel resonate with many; the explosion of travel blogs and websites is partial proof. Stronger evidence (…)

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Habits are Leverage

by Mark Thayer on April 9, 2018

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” The self-improvement industry loves this quote. Part of its appeal is that it is continuously and mistakenly attributed to Aristotle. It was written by Will (…)

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Our Sense of Community is Dying

by Mark Thayer on April 9, 2018

We have lost our sense of community. In a modern economy where we are only dependent on a source of income and an efficient physical infrastructure, there is no immediate problem. A significant disrupture to either would demonstrate, quickly and (…)

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