Within America, honor has had significant influence over social interactions to this day despite the influence of democracy, first world law enforcement and a higher standard of living than that of typical honor based societies in the world, but honor culture is still found in the day to day of otherwise “honorless” societies. Ryan Brown’s […]Read more "Where is the Truth in Honor: III"
Honor culture has its point of comparison in dignity culture, which has a contrarian principle of reputation regarding violence and insult. Dignity culture departs from honor culture by occupying the same territory within a society: “Honor is a warrior ethic quite distinct from from the morality of dignity that prevails in the office towers, shopping […]Read more "Where is the Truth in Honor: II"
Honor and violence play fundamental roles in shaping interactions within society, and their presence or absence can mean drastically different things for any culture that endorses or discourages violence or honor practices. It is most common, however, for a culture to determine when violence is appropriate with honor, which is where Mark Cooney’s research in […]Read more "Where is the Truth in Honor: I"
Why (almost) no one wants loyalty, they want privacy and respect. loyal (adj.) “true or faithful in allegiance,” 1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal “of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock,” from Latin legalem, from lex “law” (see legal). Identical […]Read more "Loyalty: Please Do Not Touch"
I’ve recently been recovering from a sinus infection. I’m taking a serious treatment of antibiotics to carpet bomb any potential bronchitis or other respiratory infection that has sprung up. I’ve been recovering since December, but this is the third time the symptoms have slowed me down and the first time I’ve taken any prescription medication. […]Read more "Survival: The Energy Oasis"
“No one has the right to beat you.” – Ronda Rousey, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion. Among other things, no one has the right to your heart. Not even God. He himself has set it up that way because he does not plunder or force us into relationship. He sets a boundary for himself out […]Read more "Guard Your Heart: (But Never Fight For It)"
Obsession and dedication are two ways to get results, but only one of them offers any kind of freedom.Read more "Obsession vs. Dedication"