The lives of prehistoric peoples was mired with obstacles, hindrances, and life threatening situations. An environment full of hostilities and challenges requires the ability and skill to detect, analyze, think, and execute the optimal solution to overcome this challenge. Thus, spears with stone or bone points were used to fight off predators and invaders. InContinue reading “Who Needs Creativity?? You! And Here’s Why.”
If you are able to better understand the basic framework of society and its operations you will inevitably be more adept at analyzing what changes need to be made to drive us forward.
Similarly, humanities provide us with the blueprints for all modes of human thinking and
helps us understand how to make sense of the world around us since we simultaneously shape, and are shaped by it.
Thus, art history provides a means by which we can understand our human past and its relationship to our present, because the act of making art is one of humanity’s most ubiquitous activities.
Humans tend to relegate myths as things of the past, fabrications that merley stimulate our imagination and creativity. But what if modern civilization was itself based on a set of myths that we have adopted over centuries as we develop and evolve? What if instead of our modern understanding of myths as meagre children’s stories,Continue reading “Why Fiction is More Important Now Than Ever”
Having been groomed for politics and the art of philosophy, Marcus was destined to become the next Emperor. He was perfect for the job as he was a man of reflection and principle, guided by the ancient Greek philosophers and their mission of acquiring eudaimonia (happiness.)
Marcus was a stoic, an ancient Greek school of thought which stipulated that happiness was found in accepting every moment for what it is, by not allowing one’s desires and fears to be their master, by developing one’s mind to understand the world, and to work together and treat others fairly and justly.
The Indian Act is an old and outdated law (at least in my study’s conclusions) that hasn’t been seriously looked at or reformed in the last 200 years.
Both these nations owe their success and status to the endless amounts of immigrants that brought the ideals of their constitutions to fruition, from the Africans who were forced to make their way across the Atlantic and build a nation from scratch, the Chinese who built the historic Canadian Pacific railway and various other achievements across North America, to the various European peoples that now call this vast land their new home. Immigration has been the catalyst for the advancement of any nation that can use it to its advantage.
That means you’re going to have to be extremely picky on what you spend your time reading. Because even if you read a book a day for the rest of your life, you aren’t even going to make a 1% dent in the archives of the Library of Congress. And if you don’t read them the right way, you aren’t going to get anything from it! What do I mean by this? Let’s just say a year or two into my classic’s studies I picked up a book called: The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli – tried reading it, and put it down after 10 painful-to-read pages.
One of the greatest achievements in history is the amalgamation of the nomadic Mongol tribes in the Eurasian steppe. These seemingly irrelevant peoples from the vast and open grasslands of Mongolia managed to take the world by storm, and form the largest contiguous empire theworld has seen. Throughout the Mongol’s history, they had been aContinue reading “The Great Khan !”
The Dark Ages are a time period surrounding the first and following several hundred years around 1000AD.
A time where Cities went quiet, farms and fallows over grew, music and art seemed to stop in its tracks, and history failed to be written…