Principles: Lying, Omission, Half-Truths

I don’t believe it is 100% possible to be 100% truthful 100% of the time. So many of us strive to be close, maybe 99.99999999999999999999999999% of the time. Who hasn’t been filled with glee when they accidentally jam a parking meter? I know this can’t be just me. But I’ve also returned money, spoke up when I was undercharged or stepped on someones toes, etc. However, $1.25 meter grievances are not what we’re talking about here.

I believe that lies and deceit commit two key injustices: Continue reading

Respectably dead inside…

This is super difficult to post to because it is one of my greatest soul-crushing realizations and fragments of it become clear to me each day in small, startling ways.

There was a specific point (almost exactly 10 years ago) I shifted my life direction from wild, creative chaos full of art and music, labors of love and sawdust and paint stains and burns, to a more structured, “professional,” “respectable” path. Continue reading