Cheating.

There’s been a bit of talk about cheating around the manosphere due to some celebrity cheating on his wife and coming up with a bunch of lame excuses. I have no idea who the guy is; apparently he was responsible for Buffy the Vampire Slayer so I’ll leave that stand as an appropriate unit of judgement.

That the guy is a self proclaimed ‘male feminist’ is pure hilarity as far as I am concerned. So he’s a successful guy in film and television, which means he can get heaps of chicks whenever he wants, but he also describes himself as a male feminist?

Talk about wanting to have your cake and eat it too.

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A moment of temporary clarity.

The good wife and I spent the last week in the town of Sorrento on the Amalfi coast of Italy. In those seven days I did not look at the internet, nor did I avail myself of any types of news publications. Only on the last day did I break my media and blogging fast when I picked up a copy of the New York Times at breakfast which proved to be unintentionally hilarious.

But now I am back and much catching up needs to be done. So I need to begin reading all of the sites on my blog roll, plus the other areas where I go to get the information that I need.

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There is no road-map for your life.

This is a repost of a previous article.

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The Wall Street Journal has an article out titled, The college of Chinese Wisdom. The article is not very well thought out, in fact the two authors misinterpret some points quite badly. But it is useful to demonstrate a couple of important points for today’s young seekers of knowledge.

When students arrive at college these days, they hear a familiar mantra about the purpose of higher education: Find yourself. Use these four years to discover who you are. Learn flamenco dancing or ceramics, start a composting project, write for the student newspaper or delve into 19th-century English poetry. Self-discovery, they are told, is the road to adulthood.

If you’re paying $50,000 to find yourself right at the moment when you’re about to enter adult life then you’re seriously deluded. If you’re advocating young people to do this then you’re a crook and a charlatan.

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I don’t give to charities.

This is a repost of a previous article.

There is a street of shops close to my house where I go to do the shopping. Outside the main supermarket on the narrow footpath is the preferred location for charities to set up their stand and solicit donations. Because of the nature of the road you are forced to walk very close to them, and thus the friendly demands for donations are difficult to avoid.

There must be an agreement within the charity world of who gets what day as there is only room for one small table. Every day there is a different charity. Perhaps it is disabled athletes who want to go to the Olympics, or this type of disease, or these underprivileged, or that poor animal that needs saving. It is a relentless barrage of manipulation by guilt and I am sick of it.

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