Impractical Effort

Just because something seems impractical, does not mean that we should avoid attempting it. In fact, nearly all great change in the world is made by people who had the bravery, the arrogance, or the stupidity to attempt something impractical. Practicality is measured in what has worked, what usually works, and what is expected to…

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…

For Joy

It is okay to enjoy something purely for the sake of itself. There is a lot in this life that we must do. There is a lot that requires us to be practical, efficient, frugal, prudent, and disciplined. Not everything we do has to have some underlying reason, purpose, or motive, however. Some things we…