Beyond A Pragmatic Existence

Pragmatism, along with its attributes necessity, efficiency, frugality, and prudence, is a useful tool, especially with regards to necessity, but it is not an end in itself. The goal of pragmatism is not merely to be more pragmatic. It is a starting point. It helps us to survive and, if used wisely, to thrive. Pragmatism’s … Continue reading Beyond A Pragmatic Existence

Courage to Act (Impractically)

Courage, by definition, is impractical (and practicality is not courageous). Doing what is safe and practical keeps us moving in the same direction, at the same speed. The problem with this strategy is that life is moving faster than whatever speed we feel is safe and practical. For this reason, instead of getting us ahead, … Continue reading Courage to Act (Impractically)

The Impracticality of Regret

Practicality precedes longterm happiness, but it must not come at the cost of it. Once we reach the age wherein we begin to become responsible for ourselves, there are certain necessities that we must consider. These are the needs that, for our own survival, must precede our wants. We must have food, clothing, and shelter … Continue reading The Impracticality of Regret