December 2015

Machiavellian Maxims (Part 1)

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” – Niccolo Machiavelli Contents: 1.) Introduction 2.) The Maxims 3.) Relevant Reading / In Closing 1.) Introduction: Rather than my usual dense and lengthy prose, I treat you to the insights of a Machiavellian. Originally written as reminders for myself rather than as an essay for the consumption of my readers, they can be...

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The AWALT Misconception

“We often confuse what we wish for with what is.” – Neil Gaiman Contents: 1.) Introduction 2.) Degrees of AWALT 3.) Defying One Element of AWALT Doesn’t Make A NAWALT 4.) Why AWALT Denial Is Pandemic 5.) Bitterness & Accepting AWALT 6.) In Closing 7.) Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction: What is AWALT? Superficially, it’s an acronym that stands for “all women are like that.” Psychologically, it’s a heuristic for evaluating female mating behaviours. How is...

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