Oct 22

Happy Philosopher’s Weekend Reading: Volume 5

The internet is a vast place of almost endless information, and as I mentioned in an earlier post I hypothesize that efficient filtering will be one of the most important changes we will implement to get manageable amounts information we actually want to consume. Well, until AI is up to the challenge it is our …

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Oct 18

Lessons From World Domination Summit 2016

Earlier this summer I attended the World Domination Summit (WDS), an annual event in Portland, Oregon with a few thousand attendees. It is a week-long collection of meetings, events, speakers and parties with the core principals of community, adventure and service. Now if that sounds kind of vague and nonspecific I’m with you; actually I …

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Oct 07

Happy Philosopher’s Weekend Reading: Volume 4

You would think getting a short post out every weekend would be a relatively simple thing to do, but you may have noticed this is the second straight weekend edition with a two week gap. I would like to say that I will do better in the future and be more systematic, but I wont …

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Oct 05

A Reflection on the Certainty of Death

  On some subconscious level, nearly everything we think and do is a distraction from the fact we are going to die. We intuitively know this at some point. Like the iPhone, we do not, and are not meant to, last forever. From the moment we exist we begin the process of dying, continuously moving …

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Sep 27

A Physicians Guide to Working Part Time

Several months ago I stumbled upon a personal finance blog geared towards physicians and financial independence, two topics that are very relevant to my life. A series of posts there detail the financial lives of four fictional doctors and how their various financial decisions result in radical differences in retirement savings and age at which …

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Sep 23

Happy Philosopher’s Weekend Reading: Volume 3

Well those last two weeks went by fast. So fast that last week I didn’t have time to post the third installment of The Happy Philosopher’s Weekend Reading. This is a series of posts where I bring you a few interesting articles from around the internet. Some will be current, some may be older material. …

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Sep 20

You are Replaceable. Congratulations!

Yes, you heard me right. You are replaceable. And this should be a relief to you. Many times we feel the work we do is so unique and that without it the company/industry/economy/world will fall apart without us. I believed this at one point, but in reality this is all a grand delusion.  At first, …

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Sep 14

Experiment: Video Games, Kettlebells and a Half Marathon

I know that title doesn’t make sense right now, but it will in a minute. The blogposts have been kind of serious and heavy these last few weeks, so I thought I would lighten it up a bit with a ridiculous experiment I dreamed up the other day. It’s been while since I’ve done any …

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Sep 10

Happy Philosopher Weekend Reading: Volume 2

Well I had something in the works for this second installment of Weekend Reading, where I bring you a few of my favorite blog posts and articles to head into the weekend with, but instead  I got distracted by Twitter (shocking, I know). @DearDebtBlog interested. please elaborate. — TheHappyPhilosopher (@HapyPhilosopher) September 6, 2016 She asked …

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Sep 07

Happy Philosopher: The Backstory

  My ideas and philosophies did not develop in a vacuum, and the context of my life will likely make my writing more meaningful to you, so here is a cliff-notes version of my story. Note that the human mind is notoriously poor at accurately remembering events so this reality is my reality, but it …

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