"My all-time favorite, but I don't have anybody to credit it to. It really hits you hard if you stop and think:
"Someone once told me the definition of Hell: On your last day, the person you became will…"
"When I think of manly music, I'm not always focused on a manly message in the lyrics, but the way that the musicians can tell a story with the either voice or instrument. There has to be true musical talent and a general enjoyment that they…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
"You are not going to find this true balance if you spend all of your time worrying, as you do. You need to find peace in your current situation, and move on from there. Ben Franklin describes a similar attitude in his Thirteen Virtues, where he says…"
"Groups are magical things. They allow you to show off your own individuality through indirect interaction, and she can watch from a distance. It sounds as though, in your pursuit, you have been limited to one-on-one scenarios. These can be great for…"
"I like the lyrics to this Irish song, regarding patriotism. The title to Tom Clancy's book "Patriot Games" is borrowed from the lyrics.
Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a…"
"Then, I perceive you know nothing of patriotism, and it's no surprise given the philosophical bend of the country as a whole. Patriotism has NOTHING to do whatsoever with the government, but to the principles of the country as…"
This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students. Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most. What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More