Monthly Archives: January 2014

αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν

Photo Credit: Steve Swayne αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν (pronounced ‘aYEN arheesTEueen’ in ancient Greek/ ‘aYEN areesTEVeen’ in modern Greek) is translated into English as “Ever to Excel“. The phrase is derived from the sixth book of Homer‘s Iliad, in which it is used … Continue reading

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Why?

Photo Credit: Masur When I was younger, I never liked the story of Abraham and Isaac.  I could never understand why God would ask something like that from someone. But then there were irrational things that happened in my life … Continue reading

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Plans

Photo Credit: Joy Oil Co Ltd What would life be like without any plans whatsoever? What if structures weren’t planned? What if cities weren’t planned? What if we didn’t plan anything? Photo Credit: Popham, Home Riggs. Description of Prince of … Continue reading

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Change

Photo Credit: Hectonichus Change happens all the time. But when it comes to society, how can reform take place? As I’ve mentioned before, philosopher Immanuel Kant stated in his Political Writings that “progress can be expected to follow from the … Continue reading

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