I present my philosophy of life here in hopes it will encourage you to more consciously decide how you want to live yours.
I believe the best way to live my life is to spend as many waking moments as possible using my best skills (thinking, writing, and speaking) on causes I deeply care about that don't comport with conventional wisdom.
Thus while I am pro-choice and pro gay marriage, others already exert tremendous effort on those. My efforts would be like adding a grain of sand onto a beach.
It feels more worthwhile to debunk the conventional wisdom, for example, that:
- men are treated better than they deserve to be.
- it's wise to have redistributed so many K-16 school resources from kids with the greatest potential to profit to those with the least.
- as President Obama reasserted in his State of the Union address, American higher education is wonderful. I am clear that higher education is America's most overrated product. I've proposed a specific model for its reinvention.
To give myself some successes, I do career coaching and speak and write on career-related matters, and pursue social change in one politically correct way: promoting peer mentoring, which was popular in the '80s but gave way to the next innovation du jour.
So, what's your philosophy of life, your approach to living the life well-led?