". . . long-term professional satisfaction derives not from following your passion, but from acquiring a skill and then achieving mastery of it."
Before very recent times there were a whole lot of ways to die early. So I'll second this.
Given how much standards are declining, I'd say he might have the skills of a high school graduate.
This is a nice story.
A mom worthy of the name.
You’re right. There is something different about you.
But you’re not trans, you’re just weird.
So we’re right here for you. We’ll always be here for you. But those online folks who urge you to “crack your trans egg” and rush to hormones and surgeries don’t know you at all.
Not advice you see every day. (As you might suspect, though, there is a catch.)
"Is it possible to fight against totalitarian statists without ever compromising conservative 'principles?''"
This is an important and difficult question. (See also the related "Why Are Conservatives So Naïve That They Refuse to See the Beam in the Eye of Those Who Hate Their Very Existence?")
On the one hand, it's rational to proclaim: Sure, conservatives should "fight fair" and keep to our principles. That's what makes us better than the other side. But on the other hand, what if the stakes are very high and your opponents are awfully misinformed and misguided--0r just plain bad? I'm not sure what the right answer is.
Five interesting lessons from investor Morgan Housel. It is, at least for me, impossible to argue with #3: "People believe what they want to believe, see what they want to see, and hear what they want to hear."
There are still many things that are good about modern life.
If you haven't seen the Olive and Mabel videos, this is a short (4-minute) introduction. The videos will make you smile or your money back.
More details on Andrew Cotter and his two dogs here. (12 minute video.)