Hi there, and welcome to what is destined to become your new favourite blog. Unless, of course, you're not very cool. In which case, you probably won't like it very much.
My name is Lance.
I'm a Philosophy major using a philosopher's toolbox to investigate philosophy(*GASP*), politics, literature, nutrition & fitness, education, history, science, religion, technology, the general human condition, and more.
Activities that I enjoy include making bad jokes, playing chess, go, & other strategy games, solving puzzles, cooking, eating food drenched in hot sauce, exercising, reading, socializing, taking long walks, and generally striving towards self-improvement and living a fulfilling, virtuous, happy life.
I'd rather not establish a group-think echo-chamber, so I've purposefully left my various personal identities and "isms" out of my description:
Followers genuinely interested in what you have to say based on its merit are preferable to followers who follow because they agree with you ideologically or personally identify with your orientation, gender, race, etc.
A thoughtful counter-argument is always more appealing to me than unthinking agreement.
*makes heterophobic text post*
It’s a metaphor, see? You make a mean text post, but you don’t back it with thousands of years of violently-upheld institutional power, so it doesn’t have the power to actually hurt anyone.
best one yet
It can actually “hurt” people in the same way that homophobic text posts can. What I mean is that people who lack emotional control will often be upset due to the opinions of others—and they allow this because of ignorance, they don’t understand that they shouldn’t place value in those others’ opinions—this is true on both parties; homosexuals and heterosexuals, due to ignorance, allow themselves to be hurt by the opinions of others.