Hatred

You may have encountered the Buddhist idea that all suffering comes from the three poisons: desire, hatred and ignorance. Honestly, this sounds kind of judgy. Am I supposed to never want anything? But more importantly, I’m not a hateful person, so why am I suffering from that? Actually, “hatred” isn’t the best translation.

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First Person Plural

One of the problems that I have when I get into arguments on Twitter is that eventually the person I’m arguing with tends to say “okay, fine, if we don’t pay take care of each other, we have to see people around us suffering, but why should I care?” This is my attempt to answer that question. It’s too long for a tweet, unfortunately.

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Arguing about Coke versus Pepsi

The world is broken. We want to fix it. But most of the time, what we do to satisfy that desire actually makes things worse, not better. How can we really fix the world when our actions are really just about trying to heal the pain we feel? Is it possible to treat these as separate activities? Could we be more effective if we did?

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