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Don't Be a Gaston

Don’t Be a Gaston: Hubris, Superficiality, and Fighting the Wrong Beast

Disney made yet another hit with it’s live action adaptation of it’s 1991 classic, Beauty and the Beast. In the new film we are reintroduced to familiar and favorite characters: Lumiere the lamp, Mrs. Pots the tea pot, Belle, and of course one of Disney’s most memorable villains: Gaston. The theme of this article is “Don’t […]

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narrative fallacy

3 Practical Steps to Overcome Ego Inflation through Narrative Fallacy

It can be extremely tempting to fall in love with your own story. Reviewing the past, our egos construct narratives to explain successful, failure, or why you are poised for an ultimate triumph. Author and economist Nassim Taleb coveys how this line of thinking is problematic through the Narrative Fallacy or Narrativity. “The fallacy is […]

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Gentleman's Collecting Guide

A Gentleman’s Guide to Collecting

Dozens of tempting hobbies await the modern gentleman. Classics like chess, writing, fencing, or more modern ones such as blogging, filmmaking, computer design are some of the obvious hobbies. Collecting is a hobby that tends to be overlooked. I present the gentleman’s guide to collecting… Many great men have pursued collecting with a passion. Perhaps the […]

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purpose prevails over passion

How Purpose Prevails Over Passion for Foresight and Advancing Your Goal

“Trust your heart and follow your passions.” From childhood, society influences young people to live this way. But mantras like this, while well intentioned, can often lead to false expectations and negative consequences without the presence of purpose. Part of the problem is a misunderstanding of what passion truly is. Defined properly, passion is a […]

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discretion

4 Lessons On Discretion

We could learn some things from the Old West. The American Cowboy possessed a quality that many modern men are deficient in: discretion. He considered what words he would say, and ensured they actually had meaning. In the Old West, words were few. Men chose what they said carefully. Work was more important than chatter. […]

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