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The New Tribes

In the not-so-distant past, if you had told people that one day you could have the wealth of the world’s information in the palm of your hand, they would have laughed in your face. But nowadays technology like smartphones, social media and services designed to stream information directly to you are commonplace. So commonplace that […]

Jordan Mabe | January 29, 2019
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New Year, Same Me

New Years has always been a weird time for me. I don’t think I’ve ever quite wrapped my head around the whole concept. I don’t understand that even though we have a holiday that is explicitly centered around new beginnings, it’s implicitly centered around the futility of change.   Let me explain:   Every year […]

Jordan Mabe | January 17, 2019
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You can’t have your cake and eat it too

In Book VII of The Republic of Plato, Socrates tells the infamous allegory of the cave. In a brief summation, the allegory of the cave is about prisoners who have lived their entire lives shackled in a cave, only able to see what is directly in front of them. Thus, they only see shadows created […]

Alexandra Liebl | December 4, 2015
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