The illusion of stability

As Denise and I were contemplating taking the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship one of the themes we kept circling back to was this idea that we were abandoning stability. I had a good job with “reliable” income, and I was going to put that behind me to pursue something that was very much uncertain.

But the more I thought about it, the more I came to believe that stability is something of an illusion.

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An end of suffering?

This most recent health hurdle with Denise has inspired some further reflection on the subject of suffering. The most poignant question in my mind is, “why in the world do I seem to be handling this situation so much better than the previous situations?”

Upon reflection, I may have stumbled upon one key ingredient in eliminating (or, at the very least, significantly reducing) suffering.

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About those “settled” debates

Abortion is a “settled” debate in Canada, so we are told. Gay marriage is a “settled” debate. Climate change is “settled” science. All of these “settled” debates remind me of when I was young I would hear Christians say, with a presumed piety, “God said it, I believe it, that settles it.”

But what does belief that a debate is “settled” do to the conversation?

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