LOM – Herd Mentality

You are going to hear a lot from me about the topic of ‚ÄúHerd Mentality‚ÄĚ here on LOM. Unfortunately, that is where most people seem to live. We are social animals, but that doesn‚Äôt mean that we should live our lives letting others think for us. Living on the margins and thinking for yourself is a much more satisfying place to be. But, I will … Continue reading LOM – Herd Mentality

Racism, Hate, Privilege, Ignorance, Apathy – Which Is Worse?

I am going to give you my answer up front for this post. All the above pretty much come from the same place. Racism looks like hate, but hate is only one manifestation. Privilege says that you deserve things that other don’t. Ignorance shows that you don’t care about anyone but yourself and maybe not even yourself since you have stopped learning. Apathy says you … Continue reading Racism, Hate, Privilege, Ignorance, Apathy – Which Is Worse?

Being Prepared…

Even though I was never a Boy Scout, I am a person¬†who tries to be¬†prepared for¬†the challenges¬†I will be facing. If¬†I want¬†to¬†discuss a controversial¬†topic¬†I try to¬†study¬†both sides to see where my feelings¬†might reside. “Think For¬†Yourself” is one of my primary mantras¬†in my life. I simply¬†don’t let others¬†tell me what to think. But then again, maybe that is one of the reasons I was never a … Continue reading Being Prepared…

What Happens When You Don’t Do Your Homework?

I suspect there has not been a kid alive that didn’t have to be forced to do his grade school¬†homework. In my day parental threats were used to accomplish that task, today enticements most often are likely used. Here is my list of the consequences of not doing your homework: When you don’t do your homework you make terribly uninformed decisions. – When you don’t … Continue reading What Happens When You Don’t Do Your Homework?

Evangelical Christians Fear Knowledge

I am beginning to think that the phrase “Ignorance is Bliss” is a very appropriate condition in trying to keep informed in the political world today.¬† There is just so much phoniness and lies floating around that world now as to make it uninhabitable. But in most areas of life knowing more about a topic results in better-informed decisions and lifestyles. Being proudly ignorant is … Continue reading Evangelical Christians Fear Knowledge

Ignorance Outshines Wisdom

‚ÄúI don‚Äôt suppose there ever was a time when everybody knew as little about what they were talking about as they do today.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Will Rogers, 19 September 1933 How does ignorance come to outshine wisdom? Of course, that is not true for all of us but the percentages seem to be drifting in that direction as our recent elections showed us. The religions of … Continue reading Ignorance Outshines Wisdom