Gustave Caillebotte and the Wonders of Art History

"Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments. Man’s profound need of art lies in the fact that his cognitive faculty is conceptual, i.e., that he acquires knowledge by means of abstractions, and needs the power to bring his widest metaphysical abstractions into his immediate, perceptual awareness. Art fulfills this … Continue reading Gustave Caillebotte and the Wonders of Art History

It’s All About Time: The Significance of Time in Pursuing a Life of Purpose

"Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world - to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want." Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead … Continue reading It’s All About Time: The Significance of Time in Pursuing a Life of Purpose

Hero-Worship

Hero-worship. I love that phrase. Properly speaking, hero-worship is: 1) a profound reverence for great people or their memory; 2) extravagant or excessive admiration for a personal hero. I have developed a profound admiration for several individuals in particular - Ayn Rand, Aristotle, and the Founding Fathers, to name a few. These great individuals provide … Continue reading Hero-Worship