In Defense of Disagreeables

[This article contains generalizations. If you are the type of person who thinks generalizations are always bad, please don’t annoy me about it.] The only personality test proven to be reliable is the “Big 5 Personality Test.” It tests five psychometric traits: extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and agreeableness. To be “agreeable” means you are trusting … Continue reading In Defense of Disagreeables

Irreversible Fads vs The Precautionary Principle

Of the two greatest sources of knowledge for how society should function, the first is tradition. After all, if a norm has has been practiced for countless generations, doesn’t that count for something? The modern man may scoff at this. Why should we defer to the way people have done things in the past? Tradition … Continue reading Irreversible Fads vs The Precautionary Principle

The quintessential problem of our day: playgrounds are too safe

It is hard to imagine a more contrarian statement than, "playground safety is bad," but that is the case I will make. Children deserve the right get hurt on playground equipment. You may assume that my title is being facetious, using hyperbole for effect. I am not being hyperbolic. I am dead serious. There is … Continue reading The quintessential problem of our day: playgrounds are too safe