Why Fiction is More Important Now Than Ever

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”

The Man, The Myth; The Marcus.

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.

Immigration. Good or Bad?

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.

Why Read the Classics? What is a Classic?

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.

The Great Khan !

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 Mystery of History

Theodore Roosevelt, one of America’s most progressive and cherished presidents; a man whose face is enshrined on Mount Rushmore on the sacred Black Hills, proclaimed “the more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.”

History is but a compilation of human knowledge and advancement, a magnifying glass that not only allows us to put into perspective our roots as humans, but also offers us a glimpse into what the future holds.

What Can We Learn From Robbie Burns? (1759 – 1796)

Every January 25th, people around the world – especially those of Scottish descent – raise a wee dram of their favourite single malt Scotch to the memory of the man known as the National Bard: Robbie Burns.

What makes a poet so hugely popular, even centuries after his demise?

Who Was The Real Albert Einstein?

At first glance, his utter lack of fashion sense, untameable hair and walrus-inspired moustache didn’t particularly inspire thoughts of genius. Yet with his remarkable vision and scientific acumen Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) forever changed the way we look at how the world and the universe work. From lowly patent clerk to world-renowned physicist, heContinue reading “Who Was The Real Albert Einstein?”