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"
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"
Most people would introduce their passion for fighting, their relationship to it or the role it plays in their lives as a great story about themselves or what fighting has done for them. To me, fighting is a woman and I’m just trying to set my boundaries right. If I’m going to be completely honest […]Read more "Fighting; My Mistress"
If you have ever been punched in the face or beaten badly, the idea of doing it by choice sounds like a bad idea; no, make that a dumb idea. In defending my love of fighting, quite often I find myself explaining to people that any kind of fighting is actually rooted deep in our sub […]Read more "Why: A Pugilist’s Explanation"