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The Content of Action

In my last post, I discussed the nature of intention in regards to speech. Since intent is not the only factor in bad speech, content is a second factor. We all know that it is possible to unintentionally harm someone, and that means that intention is not the only factor. This second factor is content. Content is simply what the act is. Unlike intention, content does not describe the reason why th...

Happiness and Irrationality

So far I have discussed two barriers to happiness. One is a lack of stability. The second is error. The final one is irrationality. Irrationality makes us unhappy. Irrationality appears in many ways. There are a number of ways to be rational, but combining any of them with irrational actions, reasons or motives means that the action is irrational. So it is better to speak of what makes an action r...

What is Important?

This is a rather serious question. Some things are important in life and some are not. I have written a number of series on deeply philosophical matters. Some of them are not practical in any immediate sense. They are also difficult to understand. So why should anyone care about such issues? What should people care most about in general? My answer is quite simple. People should desire what will ac...