Monthly Archives: October 2010

Working Hard vs. Working Intelligently

I once enrolled in a tennis camp, run by a character named Jim Phipps.  The camp came with t-shirts that had a clear message in bold lettering: There is no substitute for hard work. This statement, a quote of the … Continue reading

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Being Assertive With Teachers and Professors

I’ve always been a firm believer that the most valuable things a person learns in school (whether primary, secondary, or higher education) are not the facts and concepts of textbooks and exams, but rather, are the more general lessons of … Continue reading

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A Definition of Extremism: Correctly Identifying and Gracefully Handling Extremist Views

In the United States, the labels extremism and extremist are often thrown around carelessly.  Similarly, various words are used to characterize people along the liberal vs. conservative perspective as extremists.  Conservatives use the labels leftist or socialist to convey the … Continue reading

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