Entries by Bobby L

Deja ya de buscar la Felicidad

Abre tus ojos y mira a la vida de las personas que han hecho bien a su alrededor. Piensa si esas personas se “sintieron” felices la mayor parte de su vida. O imagina que esas personas dejarán de hacer algo porque no se sienten felices con eso. Piensa, imagina, y olvídate de buscar la felicidad.

In animals, fate = destiny

Destiny: the place in the Universe where you are meant to be.   Fate: forces of Nature and History that push you toward a place.   Humans are not fated to their destiny, bucause destiny, for them, is a calling, not a force. They have to respond to this calling, for they have the glory, […]

How not to outlive our brains, and stop dying overhealthy

Medicine can extend the life of our bodies but not of our brains, which remain quite impermeable to drugs. Thus, we are harvesting generations of brainless old persons, who are out living their minds, because of dementia, alzheimer and the like. The proper way to correct this is not to euthanise old people, but a braver […]

In animals, fate = destiny

Destiny: the place in the Universe where you are meant to be. Fate: forces of Nature and History that push you toward a place. Humans are not fated to their destiny, for the destiny is a calling, no a force. They have to respond to this calling, for they have the glory, and the burden, of […]

How not to outlive our brains, and stop dying overhealthy

Medicine can extend the life of our bodies but not of our brains, which remain quite impermeable to drugs. Thus, we are harvesting generations of brainless old persons, who are out living their minds, because of dementia, alzheimer and the like. The proper way to correct this is not to euthanise old people, but a braver […]

No trabajar en la casa, pero cerca

Trabajar en la casa no es algo muy natural (es decir, no es algo muy bueno). Pero menos natural es no dormir en la casa porque se trabaja demasiado lejos. Esto nos puede dar una idea del tamaño máximo que deben de tener las comunidades.

Postmodernidad = Modernidad – Esperanza

Es una pena que “postmodernidad” sea el nombre que más ha pegado para la fase cultural en la que, al presente, vivimos. Es engañoso, porque pareciera indicar que ya hemos pasado la Modernidad. La Modernidad comenzó con una gran confianza en “el desarrollo”, en que el futuro será mejor que el presente gracias a la técnica. Es una esperanza en que […]

Adam Smith’s butcher was not human

Adam Smith famously said that he “does not expect his dinner from the butcher benevolence but from his regard to his own interest”. On saying so, he is opposing two major human drivers: our love for ourselves and our love for others. With this, he consecrated a false anthropology as the basis for economic science. But, […]