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Beautiful.

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Thanks for the message, or, as they used to say in the old National Review, "may your tribe increase,"

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Outstanding

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Education drives us to want (perhaps) to have a worldview. It makes for good discussion if nothing else. But when I look at great stories in books, or sitcoms on TV, or in fact my own life, it is those few people who surround that are most important of all. Amor Towles tells a story of a man locked away in a Moscow hotel for decades with a few close people nearby. Magnum PI solves crime in Hawaii with his two best mates from their Vietnam days. Seinfeld, MASH, Cheers makes you laugh with a few people. Yet, for us in our world we want to look beyond to the big picture, which as this essay suggests, can just bring you down. The best of life is in that concentric circle of friends that is closest to you.

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Who knew the protesters from the 1960’s would become tenured professors and doggedly pursue their agenda by indoctrinating the grandchildren of their oppressors!

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Great - sent it to my kids. All people - especially young people need to hear just this! Go live your life and stop listening to all the sad news. It’s just noise to sell stuff - don’t buy it. Buy something fun, go places, kiss your love, hug you friends and family and enjoy your youth - it will go by fast!

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having worked on a college campus I was very much bothered by the pushing of mental health. Not treatment but the idea what one SHOULD have a mental health issue. Nervous about an exam? You definitely suffer from anxiety, take some pill. Feel down or frustrated? Take time off and get treatment for depression. My favorite one was "racial battle fatigue syndrome." I can't explain what the girl told me it was, but a therapist told her she had it so she needed to transfer to an HBCU...which she hated being at and left to return to our super majority white institution.

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Yeah

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I have to find a way to save this so I can read it every few months (once a year minimum). I did my best to share it with family and friends, and I hope it brings you new subscribers. Absolutely wonderful!

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Western civilization has made great progress and had great results.

This is in part from the western rule of law and religion with its codified rules for individual members which when followed by the group, leads to the common good.

These new progressive pseudo religion preachers are the antithesis of the above.

They are decidedly against the rule of law, meritocracy, the nuclear family, religious conviction......all things that will lead to the reversal of the great advances of the west.

They are not for the improvement of our society, they are in favor of its desecration and destruction.

Essays like the above are a great start to combat the non sensible progressivism that has attempted to infect us with a mind disease worse than the plague!!

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BRAVO!!

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The Charlie Munger quote, along with the rest of this article, is 1000% on target

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This is a superb, honest and straight forward speech that every young person in the nation needs to hear and heed. High school, as well as college graduates, need Robert Parham's wise and practical advice.

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I agree with all the comments about what a great article this is. Not only does it make the case for freedom of exchange or the bourgeois deal as McCloskey and Carden call it in their book Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich, but it's also hilarious. It's brave too. He's an Assistant Professor and has not come up for tenure yet.

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Excellent article. (But you better keep the CV up to date.)

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May 16·edited May 16

Bravo!

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