Gabriel Perera

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Plato’s Two Charioteers: Free Will, Moral Agency, and How to Negotiate Our Capacities for Good and Evil

“Freedom isn’t the absence of control; rather, control is the essence of freedom.”<p><i>“If I conclude that there is no free will,”</i> astrophysicist Janna Levin observed in her spectacular conversation with Krista Tippett, <i>“it doesn’t mean that I should go run amok in the streets. I’m no more free to make</i> …

PLATO

The Wisdom of the Heart: Krista Tippett on Love and the Power of Asking Better Questions as a Spiritual Technology for Mastering the Art of Living

“If we are stretching to live wiser and not just smarter, we will aspire to learn what love means… what it looks like as a private good but also as a common good.”<p><i>“Words are events, they do things, change things,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her beautiful meditation on the power and magic of real …

Spirituality

Kafka on Taoism, the Nature of Reality, and the Truth of Human Life

“Reality is never and nowhere more accessible than in the immediate moment of one’s own life. It’s only there that it can be won or lost.”<p>In his mid-twenties, after completing his education for a legal career, <b>Franz Kafka</b> (July 3, 1883–June 3, 1924) took a job at an insurance company. He remained …

Don’t Heed the Haters: Albert Einstein’s Wonderful Letter of Support to Marie Curie in the Midst of Scandal

“If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don’t read that hogwash, but rather leave it to the reptile for whom it has been fabricated.”<p>Few things are more disheartening to witness than the bile which small-spirited people of inferior talent often direct at those endowed with …

Eleanor Roosevelt on the Power of Personal Conviction and Our Individual Responsibility in Social Change

“In the long run there is no more liberating, no more exhilarating experience than to determine one’s position, state it bravely, and then act boldly. Action brings with it its own courage, its own energy, a growth of self-confidence that can be acquired in no other way.”<p><b>Eleanor Roosevelt</b> (October …

In Praise of the Tamed Metaphysicist: Einstein on Reality, Rationality, and the Human Passion for Comprehension

“There exists a passion for comprehension, just as there exists a passion for music. That passion is rather common in children, but gets lost in most people later on.”<p><i>“Reason is a tool, a machine, which is driven by the spiritual fire,”</i> Dostoyevsky wrote in 1838 as he contemplated how we come to …

1000yardstyle:Milan, men’s street style

Milan, men’s street style