Author Archives: Dave Pollard

Manifestly, an Imagined Conversation

More radical non-duality nonsense. Skip it if this isn’t to your taste. The conversation included in this post is a work of fiction. Carlo Rovelli (photo from wikipedia); Tim Cliss (photo from his web site) I have been reading theoretical … Continue reading

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The Implosion of the Left

comic by Reza Farazmand You don’t have to look far to see discouraging signs of the left’s demise: The total capitulation of the handful of real leftists in US government to the Biden administration’s xenophobia, war-mongering, and total inaction on … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Yourself?

Painting in oil pastels, “Family Portrait”,  by the Polish graphic artist Sławek Gruca.  Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: June 2022

cartoon by the incomparable Michael Leunig I wouldn’t pretend to know what Michael was thinking when he created the cartoon and poem above, but it really resonated with me. To me it describes the virtue of openness, of equanimity, of … Continue reading

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Modernity as Whipping-Boy

from back in the days when modernity was considered a good thing There’s been a major increase in the use of the term “modernity” in this century. In recent decades it had become mostly a term used by academics and … Continue reading

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What Makes Your Life Worthwhile?

the three-circle ‘Venn model of Purpose’ from my book, designed to help you find ‘the work you’re meant to do’ Fourteen years ago, Chelsea Green published my first book, Finding the Sweet Spot, describing what I had learned advising successful … Continue reading

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Regulating Hate, Hate Speech and Hate Crimes

Warning: Some of the descriptions in this post may be triggering to some readers. one answer to hateful online posts, that has so far, in most cases, worked colossally badly The spreading of hate is responsible for creating a huge … Continue reading

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No Matter

This is another musing about radical non-duality. Skip it if the subject is not of interest. If you don’t know what it’s about and would like to, start here. asphalt 8 car race game, from gameloft When I’m writing about … Continue reading

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Capitalist Oligarchies See Governments As Their Last Competitors

(right click to open chart in a new tab, or click here, to view full-size) The idea of a corporation was originally as a means for a group of people to pool their resources to do or get something that … Continue reading

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More Risky Business

DAVE’S GLOBAL RISK MATRIX — 2022-2030 (right click to open chart in a new tab, or click here, to view full-size) In recent years, I’ve made fun of the extravagant annual Davos self-congratulatory business ego-fest, and in particular the annual … Continue reading

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