The Golden Age of Antisemitism: Should Revisionist Historians Be Allowed to Deny Medieval Antisemitism?

Not long ago, my alma mater hosted the ‘highly reputable ‘Leeds International Medieval Congress.’ Now, given the utterly parlous state of the humanities in Europe, you might well wonder if this is every bit as bad as it sounds.

The answer, of course, is undeniably ‘yes.’

I was around the city, and indeed the University, and I managed to pick up a couple of conference posters that greatly tickled me…

But not in an entirely good way!

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Negative Thoughts & Feelings: Win The Game, Reframe!

Last time, I spoke a little about how choosing alternative categories and concepts will help you understand yourself and your place in this world better; by avoiding one-sided, prejudiced and unhealthy views.

Don’t sell yourself short!

Don’t demand ‘the right to an opinion’ about how unworthy you are.

Opinions mean less than nothing; for only the truth should EVER be enough for you.

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The Fear of Romantic Failure: & How to Rise Above It!

Many of us men, and many women also, struggle with the feeling we have nothing to offer others, and that we are not competitive at all in the marketplace of love and marriage.

I believe reframing things is helpful, so we can avoid biased and subjective views.

Subjective Views and Intersubjective Views

Let’s begin with the distinction between a subjective, immanent, closed-in view, and an outgoing, transcendent, intersubjective view.

For example, instead of being self-absorbed and asking ‘Do I have anything to offer a woman?’ or ‘Am I able to compete with other men?’ you can shift the focus outwards. What do SOME women want? Read more The Fear of Romantic Failure: & How to Rise Above It!

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Do Gardens Follow the Dao As Well?

I am more patient these days.

Most of the time, I am patient with myself and with others.

I am in a lot less physical distress, despite big stomach pains still.

I am able to take things more day by day.

The key to life is to let the flowers bloom, without impatiently turning up the garden, to see if they’re growing yet.

Everything, and everyone, will grow and flourish in their appointed time; nothing beautiful and powerful and free ever arose and sprouted joyously from the engineer’s impatience; only from the humility and delicacy of the gardener. Read more Do Gardens Follow the Dao As Well?

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