“What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals …”
Where to start …
Well, my whole life I’ve wrestled with one problem above all else: what does it mean to be an individual — and, more importantly, why bother? Those questions drill right to the fundamental axioms of Western culture — a culture that is predicated on the notion that the individual is divine. Mankind is not mere grey matter — we have a spark of divinity within us — which places the burden of morality solely upon us. Unfortunately that burden is enough to suffocate many people, and that’s why so many of us fall into the malevolent embrace of ideological tyrants — those scoundrels who will solve all of your problems so long as you give them your soul. But that isn’t a good solution as the 20th century showed quite clearly whether in Stalin’s GULAGS or Hitler’s Auschwitz. It is better to become an individual who tries to walk righteously on his own two feet than the conjuration of some tyrant.
If it isn’t obvious already, morality is my primary concern. But that initial interest in morality has flowered into several fields of learning. I attribute a great deal of this learning to the sages of the past and I am convinced that our culture would be strengthened if we would only rediscover ancient wisdom. Perhaps the greatest impediment to this cultural restoration is our own arrogance; we’ve become possessed by our intellect so that we spit upon our ancestors as primitive fools. I hope to do my small part in reversing that trend.
But enough about my ideas — you want to know what I do. Well, I am a writer and speaker by craft and a student of the humanities by discipline. I have a Youtube channel with over 1000 subscribers and have written many articles on my personal blog. You can find links to all of this below, and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to connect!