Suffering Is The Greatest Teacher

Many of us tend to shy away from and avoid suffering, hardship, and pain. It is only natural since our bodies are constructed to desire pleasure and shun discomfort. It is our biological imperative.

 

Nevertheless sometimes it becomes necessary to override our limbic system base desires in order to attain a nobler goal. Forward thinking and the ability to contemplate abstract thoughts allows human beings to plan and execute complex strategies. This is the genesis of the great wealth that has been created that has lifted so many out of their default state of poverty. This is the enduring legacy of our forefathers.

 

The deferral of gratification is what separates the human being from the beast. You are part of a great human tradition.

 

The soul would have no rainbow, if the eyes had no tears.

Native American proverb

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The Philosophy of Voluntaryism Ep 6: Is There A Role For Emotions In Voluntaryism?

Is there a role for emotions in The Philosophy of Voluntaryism?!

In our sixth episode of The Philosophy of Voluntaryism we discuss a point of much contention between the rigid and dangerously sharp edges of logic and the soft and often erratic nature of emotions.

-How does our previous topic of NVC relate to the emotional and logic needs of the Philosophy of Voluntaryism?

-If we don’t shun logic, then why should we shun emotions?

-Just as we should acknowledge and understand bad logic, we should acknowledge and understand negative emotions.

Emotions play a critical role in understanding how to understand Voluntaryism. It is why Voluntaryism is the evolution of simple anarchism. It is anarchism evolved through the understanding and use of empathy.

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Statism Is A Relic Of A Barbaric Epoch

The urge to be accepted by the tribe and to conform to societal norms is powerful. It is this ancient characteristic that has kept humanity alive throughout our most dangerous and treacherous prehistoric past. At those times conforming to the tribe was a matter of life or death as very few people could survive on their own. All this has changed with technological development and the Industrial Age. We are now no longer so weak and dependent on each other. We can work to earn money to purchase the labor of other skilled artisans. We do not have to be 100% self-sufficient. Indeed this is one reason that humanity has been able to lift itself out of poverty.

 

“If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.” Frédéric Bastiat

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Flagship Freedom interviews Danilo Cuellar on Peaceful Parenting

 

Danny and Michael recruit Peaceful Anarchism’s Danilo Cuellar to take on the infamous chapter 14 of Ethics, a portion of Rothbard’s philosophy dealing with children’s rights that has received a considerable amount of attention since its publication. Along the way, they touch upon Kinsella’s body/property ownership distinction, Child Protective Services, spanking, and animal rights.

 

1) Psychologic Anarchist

2) How To Win Friends and Influence People

3) Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services

4) The Ethics of Liberty: Children and Rights

5) Stephan Kinsella on Children’s Rights

 

 

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Surround Yourself With People Who Inspire You

 

We must be civil and courteous to everyone we meet. If the sentiment is not reciprocated, respectfully retreat, no argument or hostility is required. There is no shame in accepting some people to be incompatible with one’s nature. We all discriminate with who we choose to spend the valuable finite amount of time we have on Earth. This is at the direct expense of other people. There is no time for insults, shaming, and degradation. Spend your precious time with only those who inspire, motivate, and uplift you. In helping each other we become stronger. The rising tide raises all boats.

 

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