I hold the world in proud neglect, My kingdom no man shares: I am a youth of intellect, I know my worth and theirs. I am a ruler and a king, Let fortune smile or frown, For freedom is my covering, Contentment is my gown.
As mentioned before, a theory is essentially an idea with a set of assumptions that seeks to explain everything. In turn, a theory is derived from a natural law that is derived from the observation and survey of nature and reality, with reality being the totality of all things which exist. But natural laws are … Continue reading Seize The Opportunity
O Mary dear, that you were here With your brown eyes bright and clear. And your sweet voice, like a bird Singing love to its lone mate In the ivy bower disconsolate; Voice the sweetest ever heard! And your brow more... Than the sky Of this azure Italy. Mary dear, come to me soon, I am not well whilst thou art far; As sunset to the … Continue reading “To Mary” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Pope Francis made an intriguing statement a few years ago, when he said: “If no one can be held accountable, then everyone will be held accountable.” As mentioned before, accountability – along with transparency, truth, and justice – are byproducts of generalized and unitive knowledge. In turn, generalized and unitive knowledge are byproducts of philosophy … Continue reading The Fire Next Time
Whether generalization leads to specialization or whether specialization leads to generalization is an open question. In my case, specialization in U.S. Foreign Policy in my mid-20’s led to an approximately eight-year intellectual and spiritual journey that was exhaustive, interdisciplinary, and generalized. This intellectual and spiritual journey may in fact lead back to a particular specialty … Continue reading Do Not Conform