As Ayn Rand put it, a value is something you act to gain or keep. A desire without action then is just a wish.
Psychology & Living
If you want your New Year’s resolutions to be completed, take the steps needed to really commit to it.
Your life is in your own hands.
Rational self-interest is good, including when used to help others whom you value, but true altruism (as opposed to helping valued others) works against human life and happiness.
Each partner personally values the other because they possess admirable qualities, such as integrity, and they share common values and interests.
Free will is, thus, an axiom of epistemology. It is self-evident to introspection and cannot be refuted without contradiction.
IQ should not be confused with actual learning or the acquisition of knowledge.
When considering whether social media are helping or hurting your life or that of a child, here are some questions to consider.
The implicit motive of the “payback concept” is to help you reduce your feelings of guilt for allegedly unearned personal achievement and pride. But why would you feel such guilt?
To be anti-merit is to be anti-happiness and anti-life. Such people truly belong in the wilderness. They should leave the life-lovers alone. – Edwin A. Locke
On the major social and political issues of our time, Walter Williams is one of America’s most important and provocative thinkers.
Why don’t some people get vaccinated? The fundamental cause is the refusal to think.
I remember that day so well, too well. It is almost like it was yesterday.
Flourishing human life requires heroes.
The essential value of spectator sports lies in their capacity to illustrate, in a dramatic way, the process of human goal-achievement.
How was I to resolve the irreconcilable dilemma between my passionate love for scholarship and my gut-wrenching disappointment with those American intellectuals who condoned communist crimes?
Teaching was his passion. It was his gift. It was, second only to his family, his greatest love.
Walter Williams (1936-2020) “was my best friend for half a century. There was no one I trusted more or whose integrity I respected more.” – Thomas Sowell
If protesters are truly concerned about the condition of Black and Hispanic urban Americans in particular, why the pathetic silence over the fatherless households, the principal reason for the very conditions they complain about?
Self-interest rests on what human flourishing requires: adhering to reality in one’s thinking and action by the means of observation and logic
Kirk, the Best Brother Ever, R.I.P.
Last night the temperature fell 3 degrees an hour. As I write this, it is negative 10 degrees outside. A “once in a generation” polar vortex has swept into the American Midwest from the Arctic. I am lucky to be alive. It would take me just a couple of hours to die...
Lying is motivated by the mistaken belief that one can actually gain a value by telling a lie, to deceive others (or oneself).
Fortune may crowd a man’s life with fortunate circumstances and happy opportunities, but they will, as we all know, avail him nothing unless he makes a wise and vigorous use of them.
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