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Q: Why do I do this?
A: Because it’s there

Life is too short to cave in to ignorance or misinformation. Writing gives me peace. It gives me an excuse to research and question and refine. Teaching others, can teach yourself (if you’re open to questioning everything, and being your own devil’s advocate).

Legalese

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Watch me cover my butt.
  • (1) Entire site is © Copyright 1997 - 2017 iGeek.
  • (2) For non commercial use, you can quote me or use snippets and articles, if you link back to the source (here).
  • (3) For commercial use, get permission first.
  • (4) All companies own their respective names, logos, (tm), (c), (r), and other stuff mentioned.
  • (4) If you hurt yourself while reading my pages, or attempting any of the stunts mentioned therein, then that is your own damn fault.
  • (5) Any resemblances to people or sites living, dead or undead, are simply by accident.

Elephants in the room

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Why do I talk sex, politics, religion, ethics, race, and so on? Because it's there! It makes us better as individuals and society, to rub against each other, abrade each other, smooth off the rough edges, and learn to tolerate each other and grow. Two rocks in the tumbler, that don't necessarily like the experience, but come out smoother and more polished because of it.


Details

My beliefs stem from trying to balancing conflicting truths:

  • Confucianism believes that we have philosophical obligation to contribute to (and fit in with) our society.
  • Bernard Shaw said, “The reasonable man adapts to society. The unreasonable man expects society to adapt to him. Therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men.”
  • Taoism is the idea of harmony and balances in life; that there are many tradeoffs, and that you should work with nature and not against it.

So I believe in trying to fit in to society, while improving and challenging what’s wrong, and finding the balances. It doesn’t matter if I can change the world; the important thing is to try to improve it, without disrupting to revolution or imprisonment. To pull towards truth, and yet, to not tolerate the intolerable. That’s the noble cause: to leave the world a better place than when you came into it. Not by your successes, but just by your efforts and influences.

Contributors

Ari Sabouni

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A short summary of experiences I've had, that makes me who I am. Understanding through anecdotes.